ISS - International Space Station.
Sighting: 1, 2, 3, 4.
These links each open in a separate new Tab/Window; as do all of the links on this page.
Generates a page with a 5-day Sighting table based on where you are now, and determined by your computer's IP location.
Below the map on that page, put a check-mark in the check-box for 'Draw footprint'.
To be able to move the map independently of the ISS's present location, remove the check-mark from the check-box 'Keep selection centered'.
Refresh the page to update the image; since the image is a static, unchanging snapshot.
Cardinal Points upon the Earth.
205 mi to 270 mi.
330 km to 435 km.
Diameter: ~2780 miles
Radius: ~1400 miles
When a direct communication link is used, contact time between the ISS and a ground station is limited to approximately 10 minutes per visible pass.
Drag from the residual atmosphere.
When the ISS enters the Earth's shadow, the main solar panels are rotated to minimise this aerodynamic drag, helping reduce orbital decay.
Reboost manoeuvres are done using the engines of the Zvezda module; or using visiting spacecraft.