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Zvezda Service Module
S97-E-5099 -- The International Space Station with the Zvezda Service Module The Service Module was the first fully Russian contribution to the International Space Station and serves as the early cornerstone for the first human habitation of the station.

Image at right: The International Space Station with the Zvezda Service Module, which provides living quarters and performs some life support system functions.

Blue Flight Control Room Interactive Image at left: ISS Flight Control Room (Requires Flash Player)

The module provides the early station living quarters, life support system, electrical power distribution, data processing system, flight control system and propulsion system. It also provides a communications system that includes remote command capabilities from ground flight controllers. Although many of these systems are being supplemented or replaced by U.S. station components, the Service Module will always remain the structural and functional center of the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

Zvezda Overview
Weight:19,051 kilograms (42,000 pounds)Launch Window:10 minutes
Wingspan:29.7 meters (97.5 feet) Docking:July 25, 2000, 7:45 p.m. CDT
Length:13.1 meters
(43 feet)
Launch to Docking:13 days,
19 hours,
49 minutes
Launch:July 11, 2000,
11:56 p.m. CDT
Altitude:440 kilometers (240 nautical miles)
Vehicle: Russian Proton RocketInclination:51.6 degrees
Launch Site:Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


Related Links
+ Space Shuttle Mission STS-106 + Zvezda Press Kit
+ ISS Assembly Mission 1R + Service Module Videos
+ ISS Assembly Mission 2A.2b + Fact Sheet
+ Space Station Assembly Sequence