The International Space Station (ISS) is an internationally developed research facility currently being assembled in low Earth orbit (400 km above the Earth). It is featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the level "Second Sun".
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit
The ISS appears briefly in the mission "Second Sun", in the perspective of an unnamed astronaut. In the mission, Houston Command communicates with the ISS to track the submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) launched by Captain Price. While tracking the missile expecting it to hit Washington DC, the missile blows up in mid orbit. The shockwaves following the explosion go through space, and rip the ISS and Sat1 apart.
- In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, this was originally going to be a singleplayer level, but the idea of a space battle seemed too far-fetched for Call of Duty series and was later scrapped, until Call of Duty: Ghosts.
- Specifically, the part where the players controls Sat1 was supposed to be in a separate level/interactive cutscene called "International Space Station," similar to "The Coup" and "Aftermath". It was merged with "Second Sun" in the final version of the game for unknown reasons, probably to keep the storyline at this part flowing.
- If the player (Sat1) doesn't look to the right as told, ISS Control will say "Sat1, rotate your view a little to the right, will ya?" In order for the cutscene to move forward, the player must move their view to the right when asked in order to get a glance of the missile.