If you are already bored of traveling only on Earth, you will soon be able to vacation in space, as mentioned by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) company that was in charge of proposing Voyager, the first space hotel.
We are not talking about a movie, the reality is increasingly more than fiction and this is a clear example. According to the company OAC, in 2025 the construction of the first space hotel will begin; however, its operation is planned for 2027, two years later, another big announcement has been made regarding a space project. It is the principal in the low earth circle. A task envisioned by the Orbital Assembly Corporation, development of which will start in 2025.
Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) indicated that Voyager will be built by a ring-shaped space station.
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And what will that hotel be like? It will have adequate facilities for guests, for example, it will have 400 rooms, a restaurant, cinema, spa, as well as a gym, a bar, and recreation rooms, so it will be divided into 24 modules that will measure 20 meters by 12 in length.
The Orbital Assembly Corporation (OCA) has not provided details on how much a one-night stay at the said hotel could cost but has assured that construction costs have been cheaper due to reusable launch vehicles such as the SpaceX and Falco 9, to which the participation of Starship will be added.
Likewise, the round-trip flight is ensured for each of the users who intend to stay in the Voyager hotel rooms.
In total, the Voyager station will have 24 modules of 20 × 12 meters, which could even be sold to agencies such as NASA and ESA. The idea of OAC is to lease or sell the rooms of the space hotel to governments, private companies, or institutions dedicated to research.
On-site, tourists will feel a gravity similar to that felt on Mars (40% of that felt on Earth) thanks to the station’s perpetual rotation. Regardless of whether researchers will actually want to make steady and feasible fake gravity in space stays not yet clear. Solar panels will be liable for providing the station with power.
The Voyager Station will take shape through individual capsules – some will be made available to NASA for research – linked together to form a structure similar to that of a Ferris wheel. The hotel will be able to go around our planet every 90 minutes, thanks to the artificial gravity generated by the rotation of the circle.
Notwithstanding the extreme expense of the venture (OAC is searching for private investors), the topic of the get-together at the hotel also arises. The development will be done in a circle utilizing robots recently tried on Earth. All that will be automated and drones will permit specialists to follow the improvement of the site in space.
As part of other future plans, the company plans to enable certain areas of the space hotel so that the government and private companies can use the Voyager modules for lunar training missions and, in turn, entrepreneurs develop and commercialize tourism activities in space.