International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the last pressurised module was fitted in 2011. The station is expected to operate until at least 2028. Development and assembly of the station continues, with components scheduled for launch in 2018 and 2019. The ISS is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.[7][8] The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles. 

Catchpole, John E. (17 June 2008). The International Space Station: Building for the Future. Springer-Praxis. ISBN 978-0-387-78144-0.

Permanent modules of ISS Shorthand Launch Docking
Functional Cargo Block FCB 20.11.1998
Passive connecting module “Unity” NODE1 04.12.1998 07.12.1998
Service Module “Zvezda” СМ 12.07.2000 26.07.2000
Primary research facility “Destiny” LAB 08.02.2001 10.02.2001
USOS airlock “Quest” A/L 12.07.2001 15.07.2001
Docking module “Pirs” СО1 15.09.2001 17.09.2001
IUtility hub “Harmony” (Node2) NODE2 23.10.2007 26.10.2007
Primary research facility “Columbus” COL 07.02.2008 12.02.2008
Japanies cargo module “Kibo” ELM-PS 11.03.2008 14.03.2008
Japanies research module “Kibo” ( largest single ISS module)  JEM 01.06.2008 03.06.2008
Mini-research module “Poisk” MRM2 10.11.2009 12.11.2009
Accommodation module “Tranquility” NODE3 08.02.2010 12.02.2010
Observation module “Cupola” cupola 08.02.2010 12.02.2010
Mini-research module “Rassvet” MRM1 14.05.2010 18.05.2010
Multipurpose Module “Leonardo” MM 24.05.2010 01.03.2011
Spacecrafts (manned and cargo)
Cargo spacecraft «Progress М-22М» TGK 05.02.2014 06.02.2014
Manned spacecrft «Soyuz ТМА-11М» ТМА 07.11.2013 07.11.2013
Manned spacecrft «Soyuz ТМА-10М» ТМА 26.09.2013 26.09.2013
Cargo spacecraft «Progress М-21М» TGK 26.11.2013 30.11.2013
Cargo spacecraft “Cygnus” Orb-1 10.01.2014 12.01.2014
Subsidiary modules of ISS
Module of root segment and gyrodynes on NODE1 Z1 13.10.2000
Energy module on Z1 Р6 04-08.12.2000
Manipulator mechanism on module LAB (Canadarm) SSRMS 22.04.2001
Steelwork S0 S0 11-17.04.2002
Mobile service system MSS 11.06.2002
Steelwork S1 S1 10.10.2002
Device for transfering equipment and crew CETA 10.10.2002
Steelwork P1 P1 26.11.2002
Device “B” for transfering equipment and crew CETA(B) 26.11.2002
Steelwork Р3/Р4 P3/P4 12.09.2006
Steelwork Р5 P5 13.12.2006
Steelwork S3/S4 S3/S4 12.06.2007
Steelwork S5 S5 11.08.2007
Steelwork S6 S6 18.03.2009
Magnetic spectrometer “Alpha” AMS-02 19.05.2011

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