Sunday, 6 September 2015

Bolas Space Station - an animation

A short animation depicting a small space station in Low Earth Orbit. The station features a centrifuge, in this case a rotating arm, and on the end of each arm is a habitat module.  The arm rotates at 2.5 revolutions per minute and the artificial gravity produced by this rotation on the floor of each of the modules is around 0.35g, roughly the same as the surface gravity of Mars.

Also seen is the Epsilon reusable spaceplane, in its unmanned configuration, to resupply the station.