The space station meritxell

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The space station meritxell

  1. 1. ISSThe International Space Station By Meritxell Vila
  2. 2. Table of contentsWhat is the ISS?Main utilitiesHistoryStation structureStation statistics
  3. 3. What is the ISS?• Artificial satellite• Habitable• Turns around the Earth• Laboratory in the sky
  4. 4. Main utilitiesIntended to be a laboratory, observatory and factory inthe space.• Scientific research: medicine, industry, meteorology…• Life with microgravity• Space exploration• Military applications
  5. 5. History• 1984 project started by Ronald Reagan (USA)• 1993 new project (including Canada, Europe and Japan)• 1998 assembly of firsts elements in the sky• 2000 The first astronauts started to live in the ISS
  6. 6. Station structureMade by assembled elements.Main parts:• Solar array• Motors• LaboratoriesStation systems:• Life support: atmospheric control, food, hygiene• Power supply• Thermal control• Communication and computers
  7. 7. Station statistics• Dimensions  Length: 50 m - Width: 110 m - Height: 20 m• Mass: 450 tones• Distance to the Earth: 400 km• Average speed: 26000 km/h• Orbital period: 90 minutes
  8. 8. • Participant countries: 16USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Nederland, Denmark,Norway, France, Spain, Germany, UK, Sweden, Switzerland andBrazil.

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