“Mors Tua, Vita Mea”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Sprat
Location: The North Pacific
I-NPASA was established in 2019. It was to have a very distinct civilian orientation, encouraging peaceful applications in space science. I-NPASA was established to help organize the Norvir Moon landing mission. It is also an organization in which members can pour research efforts and funding to create space-oriented missions or applications. Such an example would be the Grindoligarchian-Yugobatania Research & Discover Agreement.
I-NPASA science is focused on better understanding Strangereal, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the I-NPASA's Heliophysics Research Program; exploring bodies throughout the SR System with advanced robotic spacecraft missions; and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Barry, through the International Strangereal Space Station (ISSS) and associated programs.
Motto: Always looking up
March 25, 2019
Created by: Yugobatania
Employees: 1,402,592 (as of 2019)
Headquarters: 14 Victor Hagen Square, Vielo, Yugobatania
Function: International Space Agency, managing civilian space programs, aeronautics and aerospace research
Yugobatania successfully completed trials of their Norvir IV Reusable Launch System, or N4RLS for short, on March 28, 2019. The N4RLS is a two-stage rocket that has 4 ReiCorp Swinger 16 liquid fuel rocket engines. It is a fairly conventional design, with two ReiCorp Mobster booster rockets, a long cylindrical body for storing fuel, and the top portion containing the payload, surrounded by a payload fairing that splits in two to allow the payload to detach from the rocket.
Production on the N4RLS started as early as 2016, long before the creation of I-NPASA. It was designed in the Craztra Aeronautics Factory in the Wuson Region. Craztra is a defense manufacturer and aeronautics firm founded in Yugobatania. Every portion of the N4RLS is made by Craztra and ReiCorp, from the rockets, to the seats, and even the cup holders.
The two Mobster booster rockets on the N4RLS are self-landing rockets, with simple AI that guides the booster down to Strangereal, and does calculations every tenth of a second, scanning the environment, managing fuel, and eventually landing itself. Tests of the Mobster were done on September 29, 2018, and were completed very recently on February 7, 2019.
N4RLS's payload for its first mission will be a module for the International Strangereal Space Station, or ISSS for short. This module is known as Glaz Koshki, which means Cat's Eye in Yugobatanian. Glaz Koshki is a very unique module in which it is both a research and a satellite grabber and launcher. Glaz Koshki is in the shape of a cylinder, and is about 45 feet long, about the size of a bus. The rear of the module contains a small drone aircraft, affectionately called Natalia by the designers.
Natalia is 10 feet long, with a wingspan of 8 feet. It was designed in the shape of a Great Longbeak, a large eagle-esque bird, the national animal of Yugobatania. Natalia contains a grabber arm which extends from the bottom to catch satellites in orbit, and to bring it back to Glaz Koshki, where the astronauts can do repairs and download data collected by the satellite. It can then relaunch the satellite back to its original orbit, or even to make a new one.
Controversy has arisen that Glaz Koshki could be used to capture other nation's satellites in orbit, and the data within could be stolen by Yugobatania, but the Supreme President of Yugobatania has assured the public and press that no such thing will be down under I-NPASA's watchful eye.
N4RLS is expected to be launched on Sunday, March 31 with Glaz Koshki and Natalia onboard.
I-NPASA will need to stop the ISSS from falling back to Strangereal, and fix the broken modules.
The modules that do work will be repaired and put back in working order, while the damaged modules will be partaken down to Strangereal. There, they will be torn apart and melted down for use for new modules. Whoever decides to take the damaged modules may use them to create their own modules. But first, all information stored on it must be downloaded and saved to I-NPASA’s databanks.
And from there, new modules will be put in place to keep the ISSS from falling to Strangereal. This has been dubbed as a state of International Emergency. I-NPASA will have to also recorrect the ISSS orbit, and create a Low Strangereal Orbit, or LSO for short.
This shall be done by repairing the RCS systems on the ISSS and using them to adjust its orbit.