Till 13 August, Chandigarhians could often see it crossing the sky
Do you know, you could see the International Space Station crossing your city sky. Yes, the same space station that NASA keeps giving alerts on and what it dabblers keep searching for. To add more to your interest, this station is going to cross your city on 1 August by 9.45 PM.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. The ISS program is a joint project between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos(Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada). The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements.
The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars.] The ISS maintains an orbit with an average altitude of 400 kilometers (250 mi) by means of reboost maneuvers using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft.[ It circles the Earth in roughly 92 minutes and completes 15.5 orbits per day.
The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).