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

Kjell N. Lindgren

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth January 23, 1973 00:00

Status Active


Robert Hines

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth January 11, 1975 00:00

Status Active


Samantha Cristoforetti

Flight Engineer

Nationality Italian

Date Of Birth April 26, 1977 00:00

Status Active


Jessica Watkins

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth May 14, 1988 00:00

Status Active


Oleg Artemyev

Commander

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth December 28, 1970 00:00

Status Active


Denis Matveev

Flight Engineer

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth April 23, 1983 00:00

Status Active


Sergey Korsakov

Flight Engineer

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth September 1, 1984 00:00

Status Active


Sergey Prokopyev

Flight Engineer

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


Docked Vehicles

Progress MS-19

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Poisk zenith

Crew Capacity 0


Progress MS-20

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Zvezda aft

Crew Capacity 0


Crew Dragon Freedom

SpaceX


Docking

Docking Location Harmony zenith

Crew Capacity 4


Soyuz MS-21

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Prichal nadir

Crew Capacity 3


Soyuz MS-22

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


Docking

Docking Location Rassvet nadir

Crew Capacity 3