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Friday, April 20, 2007

Bigelow Shows Orbital Stations

Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas has disclosed images of size comparison between the current pathfinder modules Genesis I and II, the Galaxy module planned for 2008, and the future human-habitable modules Sundancer and BA 330. The Genesis II launch has been delayed until May. The Galaxy module aimed for launch in late 2008. Bob Bigelow recently disclosed his commercial space business plans with a timetable for launch of the private commercial space stations and his launch service to orbit needs.

2 comments:

David Stever said...

Anyone know the scale to compare the Skylab (biggest habitable module anyone's put into orbit and used, and the Bigelow modules? I think Bob's finally coming up with something bigger, but I'd like to see it.

Dan Schrimpsher said...

Skylab was 12,000 cubic feet (or 396 cubic meters).

BA330 is 330 cubic meters (or 11,653 cubic feet).

My house is (including the Garage) is 21,000 cubic feet or 594 cubic feet.

Just FYI