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Analysis of the concept of a long-term orbital station for the of interorbital cargo traffic serving

Published: 27.03.2017

Authors: Sobolev I.A., Leonov V.V., Volkova T.V., Bechasnov P.M.

Published in issue: #4(64)/2017

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2017-4-1609

Category: Power, Metallurgic and Chemical Engineering | Chapter: Hydraulic Machines and Hydropneumatic units

The article presents an analysis of the concept of a long-term orbital station operating on a low near-equatorial orbit and serving interorbital transport operations in terms of independent economic efficiency. To generate revenue in the geostationary vehicle launch market the use of an orbital transfer vehicle operated from the space station is proposed. The near-equatorial orbit has a number of advantages in particular the radiation environment, allowing for the application of scientific and technical solutions not previously used in the design of orbital stations. The concept of a promising single-module orbital station with the means for creating artificial gravity and the possibility of increasing the habitable volume by deployment of inflatable rigidizable structures is proposed. The effect of artificial gravity on the comfort and productivity of crew is shown, a possible option of living and working spaces of the station is suggested, if available. The possibility of reducing expenses and increasing revenues in comparison with the implemented projects of orbital stations is shown.

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