The Cupola is a module on the International Space Station (ISS) that provides a 360-degree view of space. It was built by the European Space Agency and installed in 2010. The module is primarily used as an observation and control post, allowing astronauts to monitor the operations of the ISS and observe Earth from space.
The Cupola is a small, dome-shaped module that is about 1.5 meters in diameter and weighs approximately 1,800 kg. It has seven windows, including one in the center that is approximately 80 cm in diameter. The module is attached to the ISS's Tranquility node, which is used for life support and exercise equipment.