The militarized “space race” of the last half of the 20th century has been reborn with the privatization of space exploration, travel and tourism. Prototypes of space stations are now orbiting the earth, and new rockets approach the moon. Massive amounts of money and resources are flowing toward the goal of inhabiting other planets and outer space, and Bi- and Tri-Pyramidal Structural Hulls and innovative life support technologies perfectly position Global Oceanic Designs to contribute to this new, more cooperative space race.
The world is still striving for spacecraft and space stations that can be mass produced and inhabited at an infrastructure scale. No matter its size, each vessel must be able to withstand internal pressures, impact with internal and external objects, and allow for quick and simple assembly in outer space.
The Bi- and Tri-Pyramidal Structural Hulls meet these requirements precisely.
space4 copyThe ability to “flat-pack” these hulls allows for efficient packing of space stations aboard a rocket. The components of the connectable, modular structures can be easily floated into place, interlocked with a few simple parts, and pumped to one atmosphere for quick assembly and habitation. In addition, the interlocking modular design and scalable nature inherent in the Bi- and Tri-Pyramidal Structural Hulls makes it possible to build to any size and connect in countless configurations. Future space stations can go online and grow very quickly via modular addition.
As with underwater applications, the systems of life support account for a large percentage of the cost of living off-world. Pressurizing and pumping of liquids and gases through life support systems requires energy. Currently, most life support system technologies being applied in space use stored electricity to power pumps. Unavoidable losses incurred when converting the energy are largely due to inefficiencies of the storage medium and the machine being powered by it. In contrast, Global Oceanic Designs’ pumping technologies now in development feature direct drive systems that avoid the losses due to electrical conversion.
Global Oceanic Designs is proud to offer the many advantages of its Bi- and Tri-Pyramidal Structural Hulls, systems of life support and other related technologies in development to further humanity’s future in outer space.