NASA prepares the funeral of the International Space Station

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta February 4, 2022
Updated 2022/02/04 at 5:49 AM

There are several curious articles about people who are already prepared for death. Cases of people who already have their coffin bought or who have been sleeping in their wooden coat for years — already preparing for eternal rest. Not a person, but an object that already knows where its final rest will be. International Space Station (ISS).

ISS will continue to operate until 2030

In early 2022, the United States government confirmed that it will maintain the mission of International Space Station until 2030, extending the survival of the Station. Previously, it was programmed that the ISS would end its work in 2024. This week, the NASA published on its official website plans for the end of life of the longest-lived space laboratory ever made by mankind.

Launched in 1998 and expected to last 15 years, the ISS will spend 32 years in orbit. Your final destination will be the Space Object Cemetery, located in a remote region in the South Pacific Ocean. THE Uninhabitable Area of ​​the South Pacific Ocean (SPOUA) is 2,600 km away from the nearest island and is not under the jurisdiction and control of any country. Another important factor in choosing this point as a graveyard for space equipment is the fact that it does not serve as a route for ships.

Because it is too big to burn on re-entry, the International Space Station will have its “swan song” (or would it be flight) controlled by the NASA. Thus, in January 2031, the ISS it will use its engines to move towards its final destination, far from all the countries that contributed most to its creation. The spiritual successor of ISS will be the Lunar Orbital Platform, the first space station in deep space and the first to orbit the Moon. Private companies such as blue originintend to launch their own space stations into low Earth orbit.

ISS program had greater involvement of five Space Agencies

At space agencies more involved in the ISS are, in addition to NASAa roscosmos (Russia), CSA (Canada), JAXA (Japan) and ESA (Europe). These five agencies carry out rocket launch operations, control center and cargo transport operations. Brazil used the ISS in 2006, with the dispatch of astronaut Marcos Pontes (now Minister of Technology) and several Brazilian studies, including two produced by the Federal University of Santa Catarina.


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Via: The Guardian Source: NASA

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