Current altitude and position of ISS in its orbit around the Earth.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
International Space Station is a low Earth orbit habitable artificial satellite project, started by the space agencies of USA, Russia, Europe, Japan, Canada, Brazil and Italy, back in 1998.
ISS may be observed with a naked eye, moving at low Earth orbit with an altitude between 330 km and 435 km, orbital inclination of ∠51.65° and an average orbital speed of 27 600 km/h (17 100 mph). Every day the space station loses about 100 m of its altitude because of atmospheric resistance, that is why orbital corrections are made often.
Plot image of current position of International Space Station in its orbit around the Earth. Follow the next links and explore current ISS position, to know when to look to the sky and search for it. If clear of clouds, you may see it crossing the sky above you.
(External links to ISS position plots open in a new browser window.)
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