Voyager Class Station

The Gateway Foundation was formed to build the first spaceport. To do that we must first build a few smaller structures. One of the most important projects is the Voyager Class of rotating space stations. This will likely be the first commercial space construction project in history.

The Voyager Class space station

The Voyager Class of station will be a rotating space station designed to produce varying levels of artificial gravity by increasing or decreasing the rate of rotation. The station will be designed from the start to accommodate both national space agencies conducting low gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel.

Rings

The space station structure will consist of two concentric structural rings fixed together with a set of spokes supporting a Habitation Ring made-up of large modules:

The Docking Hub (Inner Ring)

An un-pressurized ring structure with docking arms and stabilizers designed to capture and lock in place a visiting spacecraft to unload passengers and cargo.  At first there will be one docking port, but later we will add another so that two craft can be docked to the station at the same time.

All passenger and cargo access to the station will be through a set of pressurized access tubes connecting the Docking Hub to the Outer Ring Truss.


The Outer Ring Truss

A triangular unpressurized ring truss supported by a network of spokes to the Docking Hub. Set inside this truss is an Access Tube that will allow people to move about the station freely.

The truss will be the backbone of the station and provide mounting for habitable modules, solar panels, radiators, and a rail transport system.


The Habitation Ring

Below the Outer Ring Truss are a series of large, connected, pressurized modules. This is called the Habitation Ring.

Modules will come in a variety of configurations including:

  • Air Water Power (AWP) Module
  • Gymnasium and Assembly (GA) Module
  • Kitchen, Restaurant and Bar (KRB) Module
  • Crew Quarters Module, which will be configurable for gravity and micro-gravity habitation.
  • Privately owned modules used for villas, hotels, or commercial activity.
  • Government owned modules used for scientific research, training and staging facilities.

We Need You

We need talented and dedicated people to make Voyager a reality. Want to be a part of the future of humanity in space? Join our crew today!


Why do we need this?

In this video Gateway Foundation President, John Blincow, outlines why we need the Voyager Class of space station


Design Challenges Part I

This video begins to outline the technical challenges and decisions in the design of the Voyager station. Topics include:

  • Outline of Major Station Components
  • Thermal Control Systems


Design Challenges Part II

This video continues the topics from Part I. Topics include:

  • Outline of Major Station Components
  • Rim Transport System
  • Station Thermal Control
  • Space Debris Strike Response

Design Challenges Part III

This is the final video in the series continuing from Part II. Topics include

  • Rail Transit System
  • Access Tubes and Junction Blocks
  • Debris strike plans, and emergency systems and equipment
  • Docking Hub and Operation Control Center

We Need You

We need talented and dedicated people to make Voyager a reality. Want to be a part of the future of humanity in space? Join our crew today!