International Space Station

Government

Height : 72 Metres

Width : 108 Metres

Mass : 419 Tonnes

Volume : 931 m3

Orbit : Low Earth Orbit

Founded : November 20, 1998 00:00

Mission Description

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in November 2000. It has been inhabited continuously since that date. The last pressurised module was fitted in 2011, and an experimental inflatable space habitat was added in 2016. The station is expected to operate until 2030. Development and assembly of the station continues, with several new elements scheduled for launch in 2019. The ISS is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised habitation modules, structural trusses, solar arrays, radiators, docking ports, experiment bays and robotic arms. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles.

Crew

Sergey Prokopyev

Commander

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth February 19, 1975 00:00

Status Active


Dmitriy Petelin

Flight Engineer

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth July 10, 1983 00:00

Status Active


Francisco Rubio

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth December 11, 1976 00:00

Status Active


Nicole Aunapu Mann

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth June 27, 1977 00:00

Status Active


Josh A. Cassada

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth July 18, 1973 00:00

Status Active


Koichi Wakata

Flight Engineer

Nationality Japanese

Date Of Birth August 1, 1963 00:00

Status Active


Anna Kikina

Flight Engineer

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth August 27, 1984 00:00

Status Active


Docked Vehicles

Progress MS-20

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Zvezda aft

Crew Capacity 0


Soyuz MS-22

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Rassvet nadir

Crew Capacity 3


Crew Dragon Endurance

SpaceX


Docking

Docking Location Harmony forward

Crew Capacity 4


Progress MS-21

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Poisk zenith

Crew Capacity 0


Cygnus CRS NG-18 (S.S. Sally Ride)

Northrop Grumman Space Systems


Docking

Docking Location Unity nadir

Crew Capacity 0


Cargo Dragon C211

SpaceX


Docking

Docking Location Harmony zenith

Crew Capacity 0