A company called Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) is working on a project, ‘Voyager Station’. They claim it to be a space commercial hotel that will be ready by 2027. They have a plan to start work in 2025. The chief executive of Orbital Assembly, John Blincow, says the cost of the hotel can be $5 million for 3.5 days.
Some specs about Voyager Station:
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)
Estimated mass of 2,418 metric tons (ISS: 419 tons)
Estimation volume of 51,104 m3 (ISS pressurized volume: 915 m3) pic.twitter.com/iuToy39GW7
— Orbital Assembly Corporation (@OrbitalOps) February 22, 2021
The company’s website says, “Simulated gravity will offer amenities like toilet facilities, showers, and beds that function similar to what you are used to on Earth.” An elevator will be connected to the giant wheel with about 24 modules.
Our planned orbit and elevation for Voyager Station is 97 deg and 500-550 km. 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. pic.twitter.com/DAIpr6Zp94
— Orbital Assembly Corporation (@OrbitalOps) February 11, 2021