Liberty Space Station

Liberty
Station statistics
COSPAR IDN/A
SATCAT no.N/A
Crew4
Launch3 April 1996 – 18 October 2005
Launch padLydia Launch Site Bravo
Howard Barr Cosmodrome
Periapsis altitude365 km (197 nmi) AMSL
Apoapsis altitude383 km (209 nmi) AMSL
Orbital speed7.7 km/s
(27,646 km/h, 17,179 mph)
Orbital period92.09 minutes
(5,526 seconds)
Orbits per day15.637
Days in orbit8,857 (24 years and 91 days)
Days occupied7,432 (20 years and 127 days)
No. of orbits138,497
Statistics as of 3 July 2020
(unless noted otherwise)

Liberty is a modular space station operating in low Anteria orbit and launched in 1996. Originally operated by Foxomexra, Liberty was assembled in orbit from 1996 to 2005. The station serves as a microgravity research laboratory in which scientific experiments are conducted relating to biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, spacecraft systems, and various other fields with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the technology and techniques necessary for establishing a permanent presence in space. Shortly after the founding of the South Anterian Defense Alliance (SADA), the government of Foxomexra began allowing other members of the alliance to participate in the regular functioning of the station. In conjunction with the Bundes Satellitennavigationssystem (BSNS), Liberty serves as part of the joint SADA mission in space.