california-based startup orbital assembly corporation has announced plans to begin the construction of the world’s first space hotel in 2025.
‘our planned orbit and elevation for voyager station is 97 deg and 500-550 km,’ said orbital assembly on a twitter post. ‘this is a sun-synchronous polar orbit that will reduce thermal stress and allow for almost continuous solar power generation. there, orbit degradation and space debris risk will be nominal.’
self-proclaimed as the world’s first large-scale construction company, orbital assembly says that the voyager station will feature more than 11,600 m2 (125,000 sf) of habitable space in modules and access tubes; 200m in overall diameter (ISS is 73m long and 109m wide); an estimated mass of 2,418 metric tons (ISS: 419 tons); and an estimation volume of 51,104 m3 (ISS pressurized volume: 915 m3).
24 modules have been allocated as habitation, each measuring 12 meters in diameter and 20 meters long. each module offers a total of 500m2 of habitable surface spread over 3 floors. at least 12 modules will be dedicated to hotel rooms and suits. there will be 126m2 luxury suits, 62m2 luxury rooms and 30m2 standard room. the maximum station occupancy is from 316 to 440 people, depending on the final module configuration.
name: world’s first space hotel
location: voyager space station
developed by: orbital assembly coorporation
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