Authentic  Russian Zarya ISS Module Model
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This is a hand made
resin and enamel  model of the Russian Zarya component of the International Space Station.

It is an authentic piece
of Russian Space History.

  This is a 14" hand made metal model of Khrunichev space center, which was originally built as the first block of International Space Station. The Zarya was launched on November 20, 1998 from the cosmodrome Baikonur by a 3-stage Proton rocket. Weight of the Zarya is 44000lbs. The Zarya control module of the ISS is also known by the technical term "Functional Cargo Block" and the Russian acronym FGB. The module was named Zarya, meaning "Sunrise", in tribute to the new beginning in space that will be ushered in by the its launch as the first component of ISS. The module was designed by the USA but built and launched by Russia.

The model
has hundreds of
miniscule details
and is the result of
several months of work.

    The Zarya component provides orientation control, communications and electrical power while attached to Unity for several months before the launch of the third component, a Russian-provided crew living quarters and early station core known as the Service Module. The Service Module will enhance or replace many functions of the Zarya. Later in the station's assembly sequence, the Zarya module will be used primarily for its storage capacity and external fuel tanks.
The 44,000-pound pressurized module was launched on a Russian Proton rocket on Nov. 20 1998 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

    Zarya's solar arrays and six nickel-cadmium batteries can provide an average of 3 kilowatts of electrical power. Each of the two solar arrays is 35 feet long and 11 feet wide. Using the Russian Kurs system, the Zarya will perform an automated and remotely piloted rendezvous and docking with the Service Module in orbit. Its docking ports will accommodate Russian Soyuz piloted spacecraft and un-piloted Progress resupply spacecraft. The module has been modified to allow it to be refueled by a Progress vehicle docked to its down-facing port if necessary. The module's 16 fuel tanks combined can hold more than 6 tons of propellant. The attitude control system for the module includes 24 large steering jets and 12 small steering jets. Two large engines are available for re-boosting the spacecraft and making major orbital changes.

Zarya Module Specifications:
Length (end-to-end) - 41.2 feet
Width (at widest point) - 13.5 feet
Gross launching weight - 53,020 pounds
Mass in orbit - 44,088 pounds
Launch vehicle - 3-stage Proton rocket
Launch site - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakstan
Lifetime in orbit - 15 years
Inclination of orbit - 51.6 degrees
Preliminary orbit - 115 x 220 statute miles
Orbit at Rendezvous - 240 statute miles circular

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