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Picture of the station
Insignia of the station
|Crew||Fully crewed: 4|
Currently aboard: 3
|Launch||3 December 1999|
|Mass||129,700 kg (285,900 lb)|
|Length||31 m (102 ft)|
|Width||19 m (62 ft)|
|Height||27.5 m (90 ft)|
|Pressurized volume||351 m3 (12,400 cu ft)|
|Atmospheric pressure||101.3 kPa (14.7 psi; 1.0 atm)|
oxygen 21%, nitrogen 79%
|Peri altitude||357 km (221.8 mi) AMSL|
|Apo altitude||377 km (234.3 mi) AMSL|
|Orbital speed||7.71 km/s (27,800 km/h; 17,200 mph)|
|Orbital period||91.9 minutes|
|Orbits per day||15.7|
|Days in orbit||21 years, 6 months, 18 days|
|Days occupied||20 years, 24 days|
|No. of orbits||123,212 as of May 2021[update]|
Station elements as of June 2009
The Sekidean Low Anterian Orbit Station, commonly referred to by it shortcut SLAOS is a space station operated by the joint space program of the countries of the Sekidean Union. It is located on the Low Anterian Orbit, making one rotation in about 90 minutes.
Relation to ISS
Compared to the International Space Station, SLAOS is about 6 times smaller. Despite having their own space station, SPASEK as an organization regulairly sends a Sekidean astronaut onboard ISS as well.
The first ever interstation flight
On May 9th, 2007, the first ever station-to-station spaceflight happened, as a emergency supply ship left ISS for SLAOS.
At 04:35 PMT, sensors in SLAOS's laboratory module announced a sudden depressurization, and the module was automatically sealed off. Commander at the time, Marꞇin Ȝөʒinov, gave a pre-abandonment order after an alarm was sounded at 04:37 PMT. The crew of four gathered in the emergency escape module, waiting if the leak is in any other module as well. There were no reports of any further leak.
|Station Commander||Pavle Andrić||Yes|
|Nav-Com Engineer||Λunlijє Ƌeniþ||Yes|
The space station is to be decomissioned in 2026, unless a total reconstruction is approved, with the last crew leaving in early 2025.