|A tiny space shuttle and outpost in space|
BIG BRAIN SPACE PROGRAM DESIGNS - EARTH TO MOON AND IN BETWEEN
The Ultra Space Administration, conducted by the Big Brain Machine and Humanoido Labs, adds more designs to the construction of a tiny space shuttle.
The newest addition is a small outpost in space that can serve the small shuttle. Thus far, the actual projects are a one man vehicle and a one man outpost in space.
The budget program puts all the eggs in one basket for rock bottom space program pricing that can be quickly assembled and operated by a minimal team with minimal hardware by private industry.
The outpost in space project is a one man astronaut space station, complete with enough resources for a one week human stay. It includes docking, one habitat canister, solar panel, food, water, protects the occupant from solar and cosmic radiation, orientation propellant, space toilet, lighting and thermal control, one space suit, and a service area which doubles as an experiment bay.
Docking is provided to the micro shuttle and the space outpost with airlock transfer ability. The airlock shield and transfer pump allows air to be pumped out into air tanks so no air is wasted in the event of an astronaut pickup, spacewalk repair or robotic retrieval.
Optionally in place of a human, a humanoid robot could pilot the micro shuttle and visit the outpost in space for other services such as automatic supply, observation and reconnoitering, and extended presence stays where food and water are not consumed by the machine intelligence. It these cases, humanoids can subsist off the solar panel power grid and remain in space for very long periods of time. The actual sizes of the micro shuttle and the outpost in space are much smaller than depicted.