T+200: Orbital Reef, Starlab, and the ISS Conundrum
Commercial space station mania! Blue Origin, Sierra Space, Boeing, and Redwire announced Orbital Reef, while Nanoracks and Lockheed Martin announced Starlab, all in the run up to the expected awards as part of NASA’s Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Destinations program.
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- Nanoracks and Lockheed Martin partner on commercial space station project - SpaceNews
- Blue Origin and Sierra Space announce plans for commercial space station - SpaceNews
- Orbital Reef
- Announcing Orbital Reef - Your Address in Orbit - YouTube
- Blue Origin and Sierra Space Leading Team to Build “Orbital Reef” Business Park in Space – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- T+195: Blue Origin’s Project Jarvis, Suborbital Flights, and Nauka Fallout (with Eric Berger) - Main Engine Cut Off
- Senate Committee Told U.S. Space Leadership Requires Continued Presence in Low Earth Orbit – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Industry Input Sought on Commercial Destinations in LEO | NASA
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