Orbital Assembly Corporation to participate in Space Settlement Summit
Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the leading large-scale space construction company enabling humanity to work, play and thrive in the space ecosystem, has been invited to participate in the exclusive Space Settlement Summit at the Beverly Hills Hilton on November 6-7.
Sponsored by the National Space Society, the Space Settlement Summit brings together the companies and organizations that are charting this new frontier, and the visionaries who are constantly innovating new ways for space settlement to flourish in the immediate future. Participation in this event is by invitation only and is limited to a very select group of space industry veterans who will establish the cultural message of near-term space settlement, and those who will build and finance it.
OAC executives are participating in several workshops, including “Engineering of Km Scale Space Habitats,” hosted by the National Space Society (NSS), NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) and TransAstra. Chairing the session is John C. Mankins, an internationally recognized leader in space systems and technology innovation, and member of the NSS board of directors. OAC Chief Executive Officer Rhonda Stevenson will participate in a panel entitled “What will be the economic framework for space settlement?” Jeff Greenblatt, OAC chief scientist, has been invited to participate on a panel entitled “How Will We Live in Space?”
“We’re honored and excited to be part of this premier industry event as we move forward in developing low orbit structures for habitation, military and government programs,” says Rhonda Stevenson. “Being selected for these events will help further our development, construction and financing goals as we work toward building Voyager, the first low gravity, commercial space facility, which OAC announced in April, 2020.”
Voyager-class Space Stations are OAC's flagship project. The large rotating stations are designed to produce varying levels of artificial gravity by increasing or decreasing the rate of rotation. Artificial, or simulated, gravity is essential to long-term habitation in space. The station has been designed to accommodate commercial and manufacturing partners, as well as national space agencies conducting low gravity research. The Voyager Class will also provide the comfort of low gravity within the luxurious accommodations of a luxury hotel space for tourists who want to experience an extended visit to space. It will accommodate up to 400 visitors and crew.