TORONTO (Barrio) – California based Orbital Assembly Corporation has announced that it has hit its US $1 million fundraising goal, allowing it to plan the low-orbit construction of Voyager Station in 2025, aiming for it to be fully operational two years later.
The Voyager Station will be a 400-person luxury hotel and will feature restaurants, health spa, cinema and all the amenities you would expect in an Earth-based property. The space station will be a large circle and rotate to generate artificial gravity that will be set at a similar level found on the surface of Mars. The space station will be made up of a series of rings, with ‘modules’ attached to the outermost ring. The firm also expects their ring to include viewing lounges, concert venues – all the additional things you would see on a luxury cruise ship, except this one will cruise around the Earth every 90 minutes.
No details of cost to build Voyager Station although OAC say build costs are getting cheaper thanks to reusable launch vehicles like the SpaceX Falcon 9.
Source: Business Class