Sunday, February 25

Vast

Space Station Startup Vast Will Create the First Commercial Space Station
Vast

Space Station Startup Vast Will Create the First Commercial Space Station

Vast, a space station startup, has announced its intention to launch what it claims will be the first commercial space station. The company has signed a contract with SpaceX to launch a free-flying module called Haven-1, which will be visited by the Crew Dragon mission Vast-1.Haven-1 will provide 70 cubic meters of pressurized volume and 15 kilowatts of power, and the visiting crew will be transported with the payloads and consumables needed for their stay. The module is designed to be a precursor for space stations that Vast proposes to develop with Starship.While the hardware hasn't been built yet, the company is working on prototypes of the structure at its Long Beach, California headquarters.Vast's president, Max Haot, emphasized the importance of demonstrating the compan...