If a bright spot passes with remarkable speed in the sky, it could be the International Space Station. From now on, you can track your location at any time on your cell phone.
Where is the International Space Station ISS located now? This question can be easily answered in the future. NASA has released a free app that shows the space station’s real-time location.
“Spot the Station” is the name of the app through which users can not only find out where the International Space Station is currently located. The app for iOS and Android also shows when the space station will next be visible at the user’s location. If requested by the user, the application notifies you about the flight via push notification.
However, you can only see the ISS at night or at dusk. Like the Moon, the space station is also lit by the Sun. In contrast to our Earth satellite, the ISS is not bright enough to see during the day due to its size.
25 years of the International Space Station on December 6th
On December 6, the space station turns 25 years old. On that day in 1998, the Russian Zarya cargo and propulsion module docked at the module junction to connect the Russian part of the International Space Station to the American module. The mission is considered the birth of the International Space Station.
The International Space Station (ISS) flies at an average speed of 27,700 kilometers per hour. It orbits the Earth 16 times a day. On the International Space Station, astronauts conduct experiments in cooperation with research institutions.
Voyager Space and Airbus are working on creating a successor to the International Space Station
NASA wants to decommission the ISS by 2030 at the latest, with a privately run station to follow. At the end of 2021, the US Space Agency commissioned three companies to develop a concept for the successor to the International Space Station.
The development contract has been awarded to US start-up Voyager Space, which is working with Airbus to operate and develop a space station called Starlab.
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