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Space Stations

The ISS and other space stations occasionally deploy small satellites from various launchers, or even by hand. This log monitors the number and type of small satellite deployed from the space stations each year.


The International Space Station (ISS) is the busiest human outpost in space today. This section contains summaries of the activities concerning the ISS throughout the years.
Year: 2016
Space stations enable humans to stay in space for longer periods than would otherwise be possible, providing a platform for scientific research and testing new technologies.
Year: 2014
While satellites are essentially a platform upon which useful equipment can be mounted, space stations are a fundamentally different kind of asset. Space stations have been envisioned as permanent or semi-permanent bases where astronauts could take advantage of the microgravity and vacuum...
Year: 2011
Country: Russia
In June 2009, Roscosmos informed the United States of its intention to develop an orbital research facility by the time the ISS is retired. This complex would be known as the Orbital Piloted Assembly and Experiment Complex (OPSEK). The Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module and Node Module are...

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