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Offline ApolloLee

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Build a Space Station
« on: 09/15/2006 05:44 pm »
This isn’t too detailed, but it still might be fun for us spaceship builders… That private aerospace company - Bigelow Aerospace - that launched a test module into space in July now has a “Build Your Habitat” game up where you can build a space station:
http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/galaxy_games/

Offline mr.columbus

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RE: Build a Space Station
« Reply #1 on: 09/15/2006 06:22 pm »

Any reason why the spaceships that game despicts are Soyuz and Progress vessels???

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RE: Build a Space Station
« Reply #2 on: 09/15/2006 06:45 pm »
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mr.columbus - 15/9/2006  1:09 PM


Any reason why the spaceships that game despicts are Soyuz and Progress vessels???

On another thread about the Bigelow stations, there is a consensus that there has been a sale of at least one module to an unknown entity.  Perhaps the Russians bought a module, God knows they're not getting far with their current modules.  

Also, the Russians plan on building a station at a higher latitude in the next decade.  It might be easier to launch an inflatable station than a conventional (heavier) module using conventional Soyuz and Proton launchers.

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RE: Build a Space Station
« Reply #3 on: 09/15/2006 07:27 pm »
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mr.columbus - 15/9/2006  1:09 PM


Any reason why the spaceships that game despicts are Soyuz and Progress vessels???

On another thread about the Bigelow stations, there is a consensus that there has been a sale of at least one module to an unknown entity.  Perhaps the Russians bought a module, God knows they're not getting far with their current modules.  

Also, the Russians plan on building a station at a higher latitude in the next decade.  It might be easier to launch an inflatable station than a conventional (heavier) module using conventional Soyuz and Proton launchers.

I don't believe that Roskosmos would buy any spaceharware from outside Russia. Their spaceprogram exists in order to benefit the Russian economy - no other reason.

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RE: Build a Space Station
« Reply #4 on: 09/15/2006 07:51 pm »
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I don't believe that Roskosmos would buy any spaceharware from outside Russia. Their spaceprogram exists in order to benefit the Russian economy - no other reason.[/QUOTE]

Well, the station might be foreign, but I'm sure that they could outfit the interior with Russian hardware and Russian experimental pallets.  In the current spirit of privatization, they could even have a module be entirely for corporate use and charge for both the space onboard and for flying private/corporate astronauts (along the lines of Charles Walker who flew in early shuttle missions).  It could be a win-win for them.

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