Modern Physics

International Space Station

The International Space Station is a modern laboratory that orbits the Earth at a speed of approximately 28,000 km/h.

The International Space Station , known as the ISS ( International Space Station) , is the largest structure ever assembled in space by man. Product of the efforts of 15 countries, the ISS is a modern laboratory for Earth observation and carrying out experiments in a low gravity environment .

Assembly of the ISS began in 1998 and was officially completed on June 8, 2011. At a cost of approximately 150 billion dollars , the ISS was assembled piece by piece, and most of the modules that constitute it were supplied by the United States. United States and Russia.

The International Space Station is monitored by NASA , the US space agency, and the space agencies of Russia, Japan, the European Union and Canada.

ISS numbers

The ISS is 109 meters wide, 73 meters long, 20 meters high and has a mass of 450,000 kilograms. The platform is orbiting at a height of approximately 400 km from the Earth’s surface, with a speed of approximately 28,000 km/h, which gives it a period of translation around the Earth of 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

Who’s on the ISS?

ISS can be seen with the naked eye!

The International Space Station can be seen with the naked eye from anywhere in Brazil! Through the Spot The Station platform , you can enter the name of your city and see the date, time, visibility time and position in the sky of the ISS.

By clicking here , you can watch real-time images of Earth made by cameras attached to the ISS.

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