Presentation on theme: "HALEY GAYDEN INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. BACKGROUND The International Space Station took 10 years and over 30 missions to assemble. The space station."— Presentation transcript:
BACKGROUND The International Space Station took 10 years and over 30 missions to assemble. The space station is approximately the size of a football field: a 460-ton, permanently crewed platform orbiting 240 miles above Earth. As the Space Age began in the 1950s, designs of “space planes” and stations dominated popular media.
FACTS The International Space Station marked its 10th anniversary of continuous human occupation on Nov. 2, 2010. Since Expedition 1, which launched Oct. 31, 2000, and docked Nov. 2, the space station has been visited by 215 individuals. At the time of the anniversary, the station’s odometer read more than 1.5 billion statute miles (the equivalent of eight round trips to the Sun), over the course of 57,361 orbits around the Earth.
STATISTICS The International Space Station is not only an orbiting laboratory, but also a space port for a variety of international spacecraft. As of November 2014, there have been: 100 Russian launches 37 Space Shuttle launches 1 test flight and 3 operational flights by SpaceX’s Dragon 1 test flight and 2 operational flight by Orbital Science’s Cygnus 4 Japanese HTVs 5 European ATVs
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SIZE & MASS Module Length: 167.3 feet (51 meters) Truss Length: 357.5 feet (109 meters) Solar Array Length: 239.4 feet (73 meters) Mass: 924,739 pounds (419,455 kilograms) Habitable Volume: 13,696 cubic feet (388 cubic meters) Pressurized Volume: 32,333 cubic feet (916 cubic meters) Power Generation: 8 solar arrays = 84 kilowatts Lines of Computer Code: approximately 2.3 million
EXPEDITION 22 FLIGHT ENGINEER OLEG KOTOV WEARS A RUSSIAN ORLAN SPACESUIT DURING A SPACEWALK. CREDIT: NASA
The ISS solar array surface area could cover the U.S. Senate Chamber three times over. ISS is larger than a six-bedroom house. ISS has an internal pressurized volume of 32,333 cubic feet, or equal that of a Boeing 747. The solar array wingspan (240 feet) is longer than that of a Boeing 777 200/300 model, which is 212 feet. Fifty-two computers control the systems on the ISS. More than 115 space flights were conducted on five different types of launch vehicles over the course of the station’s construction.
LIST OF MODULES 1.1.Columbus 2.2.Cupola 3.3.Destiny 4.4.Harmony 5.5.Kibo 6.6.Leonardo 7.7.Nauka 8.8.Pirs 9.9.Poisk 10.10.Quest 11.11.Rassvet 12.12.Tranquility 13.13.Unity 14.14.Zarya 15.15.Zvezda
PROPOSED PLAN The module I would like to create would be known as the Journey module. It would be an observatory module, containing docking ports for spacecraft. Primarily it would be used to storage and monitoring systems. As well as being equipped with robots which control window shutters and robotic arms.