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ISS visible from India till May 11, don’t miss it

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 27, 2016, 4:48 pm IST
Updated Apr 27, 2016, 4:48 pm IST
The ISS was built in 1998 as a result of collaboration between five space agencies including NASA.
The International Space Station.
 The International Space Station.

Mumbai: For all the interested stargazers in India, the International Space Station (ISS) will be visible till May 11 from the country, as per information provided on NASA’s website.

On the website, there is a section called ‘spot the station’, which has a section for discovering ‘sighting opportunities’. According to that section, the ISS will be visible in India.

 

For people who are not well-acquainted with this habitable artificial satellite, the ISS was built in 1998 as a result of collaboration between five space agencies including NASA.

Apart from being the first habitable satellite where scientists carry out experiments not possible from Earth, the ISS is also the largest artificial object present in Space. Moreover, the ISS is the third-brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon.

It travels at a whooping speed of five miles per second and it completes approximately 15.54 orbits per day.

 

So if you are still interested in viewing the ISS from your location, sit back, open NASA’s Website, and enter your country and city; you will get all the details related to the sighting opportunities.

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