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ESA Station 1990

ESA Station 1990
Alternate ESA Space Station Concept - BAe,1990.
Credit: NASA via Marcus Lindroos

European manned space station. Study 1990. British Aerospace Ltd. (BAe) investigated alternate European space station designs for the European Space Agency.

Status: Study 1990.

One configuration would have consisted of self-contained modular 'building blocks' much like the Soviet Salyut and Mir space stations. Unlike the existing Columbus module design, each module could function as a free-flying spacecraft since it had its own solar panels, guidance and control capabilities etc.. The propulsion section at the base of each module would also be used on the Ariane (cargo-) Transfer Vehicle to achieve maximum commonality. In 1990, BAe's Long-Term Space Architecture Study group also investigated possible European contributions to President Bush's Space Exploration Initiative, including space stations in Earth and lunar orbit derived from their design.

Article by Marcus Lindroos



Family: European Space Stations, Space station. Country: Europe. Agency: ESA, British Army.
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Alt. ESA StationAlt. ESA Station
Alternate ESA Space Station Concept - BAe,1990. British Aerospace Ltd. (BAe) also investigated alternate European space station designs for the European Space Agency. The configuration shown here would have consisted of self-contained modular "building blocks" much like the Soviet Salyut and Mir space stations.
Credit: ESA via Marcus Lindroos


ESA Station 1990ESA Station 1990
Alternate ESA Space Station Concept - BAe,1990. In 1990, BAe's Long-Term Space Architecture Study group also investigated possible European contributions to President Bush's Space Exploration Initiative, including space stations in Earth and lunar orbit derived from the design shown here.
Credit: ESA via Marcus Lindroos



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