Although the major international project in Earth orbit is still growing, at least according to an agreement concluded in 2014 between the international partners, the operation of the international space station ISS, which has been circling in space since 1998, should cease in 2024. In the meantime, of course, there are increasing voices calling for an extension. Despite increasing signs of wear and tear, the operation of the space station will not be a problem from a technical point of view until at least 2028, according to experts.