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Artificial Gravity Conceptual Orbiting Station Design

Timmermansa, Remco and Al-Ekabi, Cenan and Alekseeva, Eveniia and Badenas Augusti, Mariona and Bamber, Daniel and Bogersen, Oystein and Bradshaw, Miranda and Brinkmeyer, Alex and Diaz de Cerio Goennago, Rainer and Fagioli, Giulia and Falk-Petersen, Erik and Filipowicz, Dorota and Jennifer, Fleischer and Enrique, Garcia Bourne and Konark, Goel and Harrison, Samuel and Harwood, Jay and Hoyland, Per and Khovostova, Ekaterina and Kumar, Sanjeev and Ling, Xiaodong and Barnett, Danna Linn and Livne, Ofer and Mandelblit, Nili and McBarron, Kelsey and Memon, Kamran and Meyer, Marit and Minster, Gedi and Pillet, Karine and Qin, Zhaohui and Reyes Mantilla, Camilo Andres and Sackey, Daniel and Spannagel, Ruven and Torrado, Mickael and Vandenhoeck, Ray and Venkatapathy, Nandakumar and Woodley, Alicia and Zhangb, Yongqian (2016) Artificial Gravity Conceptual Orbiting Station Design. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Abstract

One of the key challenges of long term human presence for exploration and research in low earth orbit is the microgravity environment. This environment is a key enabler for research on today’s International Space Station (ISS), but is also a major factor contributing to negative effects on the human body and mind. In order to expand the capabilities of a future orbiting station the element of artificial gravity will need to be added. During the summer of 2016 a team of space professionals looked into the design challenges of a large orbiting facility in low Earth orbit. This design challenge was part of the Space Studies Program 2016 of the International Space University, hosted at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. This orbiting facility should not only support microgravity and other space-based research, but also be a place to live, work and visit for much larger numbers of people than current space stations. The Artificial Gravity Conceptual Vehicle Design includes key engineering and design considerations for a crewed low Earth orbit space station, which uses rotation to provide artificial gravity. It will have a center section which will provide a microgravity environment for research and manufacturing, and will also serve as the docking location for the station. This vehicle will be a grand complex. It is designed to be orbited in the 2035 to 2040 timeframe, and it will make living and working in space commonplace. The station will be very large and provide an environment compatible with work and tourism. It is expected that up to 200 people may reside on the complex at any one time. Workers and their families will live onboard. A hotel to house tourists will be part of the complex. There will be schools, stores, green areas with ponds or streams, a cinema, restaurants, etc.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115003/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Artificial Gravity Conceptual Orbiting Station Design
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Timmermansa, RemcoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Al-Ekabi, CenanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alekseeva, EveniiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Badenas Augusti, MarionaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bamber, DanielUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bogersen, OysteinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bradshaw, MirandaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brinkmeyer, AlexUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Diaz de Cerio Goennago, RainerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fagioli, GiuliaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Falk-Petersen, ErikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Filipowicz, DorotaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jennifer, FleischerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Enrique, Garcia BourneUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Konark, GoelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Harrison, SamuelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Harwood, JayUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hoyland, PerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Khovostova, EkaterinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kumar, SanjeevUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ling, XiaodongUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barnett, Danna LinnUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Livne, OferUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mandelblit, NiliUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McBarron, KelseyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Memon, KamranUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meyer, MaritUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Minster, GediUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pillet, KarineUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Qin, ZhaohuiUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reyes Mantilla, Camilo AndresUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sackey, DanielUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Spannagel, Ruvenruven.spannagel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Torrado, MickaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vandenhoeck, RayUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Venkatapathy, NandakumarUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Woodley, AliciaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zhangb, YongqianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:artificial gravity, space station, design
Event Title:67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Guadalajara, Mexico
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26-30 September 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:08 Nov 2017 09:23
Last Modified:08 Nov 2017 09:23

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