Date Flight LaunchVehicleConfiguration Element(s) RationaleNov19981A/R RussianProtonRocket
•Zarya controlmodule(Functional CargoBlock-FGB)•
Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome,Kazakstan, on Nov. 20, 1998.
•It provides propulsive control capability andpower through the early assembly stages.•It provides fuel storage capability.•It provides a rendezvous and docking capabilityto the Service Module.Dec19982AUSSpaceShuttle(STS-88)
•Unity connectingmodule (Node 1)•2 PressurizedMating Adaptersattached to Unity•
Unity was launched aboard the ShuttleEndeavour on Dec. 4, 1998, and attached onDec. 6, 1998 to the orbiting Zarya module.
•PMA-1 connects Unity and Zarya. PMA-2provides a Shuttle docking location.•Eventually, Unity’s six ports will provideconnecting points for the Z1 truss exteriorframework; U.S. lab; airlock; cupola; Node 3;and the MPLM as well as Zarya.May19992A.1USSpaceShuttle(STS-96)
•Spacehab DoubleCargo Module•
Shuttle mission STS-96, assembly flight 2A.1,was flown aboard Discovery May 27-June 6,1999, carrying almost two tons of supplies tothe station.
•Carries external Russian cargo crane to bemounted to exterior of Russian station segmentand used to perform spacewalking maintenanceactivities.Nov19991RRussianProtonRocket•Zvezda ServiceModule•The Zvezda Module (technically called theService Module) is the primary Russian stationcontribution and an early station living quarters.It provides life support system functions to allearly elements.•Primary docking port for Progress-type cargoresupply vehicles.•Provides propulsive attitude control and reboostcapability for early station.Dec19992A.2USSpaceShuttle(STS-101)
•Spacehab DoubleCargo Module•Carries logistics and supply cargo for stationoutfitting.•Carries Russian Strela crane telescopic boom tobe attached to station's exterior.•Performs orbital checkout and setup of Zvezdamodule.Feb20003AUSSpaceShuttle(STS-92)
•Integrated TrussStructure (ITS)Z1•PMA-3•Ku-bandcommunicationssystem•Control MomentGyros (CMGs)•ITS Z1 is an early exterior framework to allowfirst U.S. solar arrays on flight 4A to betemporarily installed on Unity for early power.•Ku-band communication system supports earlyscience capability and U.S. television on 5A.1.•CMGs provide non-propulsive (electricallypowered) attitude control when activated on 5A.•PMA-3 provides Shuttle docking port for solararray installation on 4A, Lab installation on 5A.