SHOWING YOU HOW THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WAS BUILT
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What does ISS stand for?
the ISS is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and weighing 419,455 kg (924,740 lb), it is now the largest man-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
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The International Space Station plodded diagram serves as a Microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars.
The International Space Station maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It completes 15.54 orbits per day.
- International Space Station programmer
The International Space Station programmer is a joint project among five participating space agencies: NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA, and CSA. The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements. The station is divided into two sections, the Russian Orbital Segment (ROS) and the United States Orbital Segment (USOS), which is shared by many nations. As of January 2014, the American portion of International Space Station is being funded until 2024. Roscosmos has endorsed the continued operation of International Space Station through 2024 but has proposed using elements of the Russian Orbital Segment to construct a new Russian space station called OPSEK.
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