Monday, April 26, 2021

The International Space Station ISS is a modular space station habitable artificial satellite

🔆International Space Station

✅The International Space Station (ISS) is a modular space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit.

✅The ISS programme is a multi-national collaborative project between five participating space agencies:

🔸NASA (United States),
🔸Roscosmos (Russia),
🔸JAXA (Japan),
🔸ESA (Europe),
🔸CSA (Canada).

✅The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements.

✅The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which scientific experiments are conducted in astrobiology, astronomy, meteorology, physics, and other fields.

✅The station is suited for testing the spacecraft systems and equipment required for possible future long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars.

✅It is the largest artificial object in space and the largest satellite in low Earth orbit, regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth's surface.

✅The ISS circles the Earth in roughly 93 minutes, completing 15.5 orbits per day

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