Jun 5, 2016

Tensegrity Approaches to In-Space Construction of a 1g Growable Habitat

Posted by in categories: habitats, robotics/AI, space

You’ve seen that tensegrity sphere toy. I own one. This is like Bigelow modules but a step beyond.

NASA NIAC has funded a proposal that seeks to design a rotating habitat with a robotic system that constructs the structure and provides a habitat growth capability.

The tensegrity technology allows minimum mass of both the habitat and the robotic system. This proposal solves three unsolved space travel problems:

A) growth,
b) radiation protection, and
c) gravity.

Their innovative tensegrity-based evolvable habitat designs will solve three critical technical problems that NASA must address:

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