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STS113-701-089 - STS-113 - Zenith views of the ISS taken during STS-113 approach for docking

STS113-701-089 - STS-113 - Zenith views of the ISS taken during STS-113 approach for docking



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Description: Series of zenith side views of the International Space Station (ISS) taken during STS-113 approach for docking. Visible is a Soyuz Spacecraft docked to the Zvezda Service Module (SM), a Progress resupply ship docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment (DC), the Zarya Functional Cargo Block (FGB), Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 1, Unity Node 1, Quest Airlock (A/L), PMA 3, Destiny U.S. Laboratory, and PMA 2. Also visible are the Port 1 (P1) and Starboard Zero (S0) truss segments as well as the P1 Center Radiator, Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Canadarm 2, Space to Ground Antenna (SGANT) and the Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Array Wings (SAW). These images are glared, and some are soft focus.

Subject Terms: STS-113, Soyuz Spacecraft, Service Module, Progress Spacecraft, Spacecraft Docking Modules, FGB, Pressurized Mating Adapter, Node 1, U.S. Laboratory, P1, S0, Trusses, Radiators, Remote Manipulator System, Antennas, Solar Arrays, Photovoltaic Cells, Air Locks, Zenith

Date Taken: 11/25/2002

Categories: Station Configuration

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Preservation File Format: TIFF

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable space station in low Earth orbit with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi). It completes 15.54 orbits per day. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest man-made body in low Earth orbit. The ISS consists of many pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles. The ISS is a space research laboratory, the testing ground for technologies and systems required for missions to the Moon and Mars. The station has been continuously occupied for 16 years and 201 days since the arrival of Expedition 1 on 2 November 2000. This is the longest continuous human presence in low Earth orbit, having surpassed the previous record of 9 years and 357 days held by Mir. The station is serviced by a variety of visiting spacecraft: the Russian Soyuz and Progress, the American Dragon and Cygnus, the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle, and formerly the Space Shuttle and the European Automated Transfer Vehicle. It has been visited by astronauts, cosmonauts and space tourists from 17 different nations.





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