Space Science Satellite

International Space Station (ISS first element Zarya).The Zarya module, known by its technical term Functional Cargo Block and its Russian acronym FGB, made it the first component to be launched for the International Space Station.

Name of SatelliteInternational Space Station (ISS first element Zarya)
PurposeSpace Science
ContractorBoeing Satellite Systems (prime)/Multinational
Country of ContractorInternational
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)401
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)30
Date of Launch20.11.1998
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton
COSPAR Number1998-067A
NORAD Number25544

International Space Station was erected at the Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Centre, also known as KhNTs, in Moscow on behalf of Boeing for NASA.


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