Orbital Tracking

International Space Station

Designation: International Space Station Length: 72.8 m Perigee: 410.6 km
NORAD ID: 25544 Width: 108.5 m Apogee: 413.1 km
Category: Space Station Mass: 450,000 kg Inclination: 51.6°
    Period: 92.7 minutes
Launch Date: 20 Nov 1998 06:40    
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan    

The International Space Station (ISS) is a joint project of five space agencies: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States), the Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian Federation), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan), the Canadian Space Agency (Canada) and the European Space Agency (Europe).

It is serviced primarily by the Soyuz, Progress spacecraft units and possible private missions in near future. The last space shuttle mission that serviced the Space Station ended in July 2011 (Atlantis, STS-135). The ISS is expected to remain in operation until at least 2020, and potentially to 2028.