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Cupola

Cupola [ESA]

The Cupola Observation Module provides a pressurised observation and work area for the Space Station crew giving visibility to support, the control of the space station remote manipulator system and general external viewing of the Earth, celestial objects and visiting vehicles.

Cupola was delivered to the International Space Station by Shuttle in 2010.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Space station observation module
Operator: ESA
Contractors: Alenia
Equipment: ?
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Provided by ISS
Lifetime:
Mass: 1805 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Cupola N/A 08.02.2010 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Endeavour F24 (STS 130), Node 3 (Tranquility)