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Exploring NASA’s Post-ISS Space Station Options

By Jeffrey Hill | June 24, 2024

      With the approaching retirement of the International Space Station (ISS), NASA has contracted several commercial companies to develop orbital facilities that will fulfill the need for a wide range of research and business activities in space.

      In this episode of the On Orbit Future Space Economy series, we focus on NASA’s three contracted space station development partners – Axiom Space’s Axiom Hab One, Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef, and Voyager Space’s Starlab. This episode’s guests explain the design approach for all three systems, and compare and contrast deployment schedules, program costs, and capabilities in a discussion that maps out commercial space industry opportunities in a post-ISS world.

      This episode features Jeffrey Manber, president of International and Space Stations for Voyager Space; MDA Space CEO Mike Greenley, and David Barnhart, CEO and co-founder of Arkisys.

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