Friday, December 29, 2017
Space1 2018 Rocket Compatibility
The new Space1 2018 rocket has many designs of compatibility with the previous rocket fleet. One important area is the space station, i.e. a small hotel in space.
— The pipe dream of a motel in space has existed for many decades —
In February of 2017, Space1 outlined details of a rocket space station making rooms inside the rocket and rocket nose.
The 2018 design has recovery gear under the nose with the space station function shifted farther back. A second story to the rocket adds more room. Functions include areas for living, dining and exercise. It also includes astrometrics/navigation, space sanitation, hydroponics bay for growing food, control center (piloting, docking, communications), and sleeping quarters. Additional areas are for payload, storage and a safe haven shelter in a cosmic radiation event. Some areas are multi-functional for space conservation.