Orbital Assembly to Present at SUTUS 2022

Pioneer Station™ living quarters with artificial gravity. Image copyright Orbital Assembly

Orbital Assembly Presents the World’s First Space Hotel and Park with Gravity at the Space and Underwater Tourism Universal Summit

Premier Tourism Event Held from September 28-30 in Marbella, Spain

SUTUS, Marbella Spain …September 26, 2022 — Orbital Assembly (OA), developer of the first space hotel and business park will present an update on its Pioneer-class space station and discuss future vacationing in space at the Space and Underwater Tourism Universal Summit on September 28th at Les Roches in Marbella, Spain.

The Pioneer-class™ station, will be the first free-flying, habitable, privately operated facility in orbit for both work and play. With artificial gravity, OA is leading the space tourism market with a safe and comfortable destination in orbit. Next, OA will develop the larger Voyager Station™ which will accommodate up to 400 people and offer many amenities of a luxury hotel on earth with the comfort of an artificial gravity experience.

“At SUTUS, prior to publication, Orbital Assembly will preview a comprehensive review of the existing experimental and theoretical research on the impact of microgravity and rotating artificial gravity systems on human health, operations, and support systems aboard earth orbiting habitats with commentary on the potential benefits, challenges, and opportunities,” says Rhonda Stevenson, CEO of Orbital Assembly. The goal is to better plan for an ideal tourism experience without jeopardizing the physical, and mental well-being of a person vacationing in space.” the review was conducted by former NASA Astronaut Mae Jemison, M.D., principal, 100 Year Starship and Ronke Olabisi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine.

The goal is to better plan for an ideal tourism experience without jeopardizing the physical, and mental well-being of a person vacationing in space.

Rhonda Stevenson, Orbital Assembly CEO

“In addition to the research, what we have found is that the first space tourists like and dislike microgravity,” says Tim Alatorre, vice president of Habitation and chief operating officer of Orbital Assembly. They like the ability to float around but they dislike how microgravity makes your body feel and it limits what you can do the way you do on earth, like eat, drink, sleep and use the bathroom. With our hybrid gravity approach visitors will live in an artificial gravity environment, but visit a different area of the station for all types of microgravity activities.”

“We are working to make our stations accessible and safe for people who will be living for long periods of time on orbit, managing the station, and overseeing the commercial aspects of a business space park,” he adds.

About Orbital Assembly

Orbital Assembly (OA) is a recognized leader in designing, constructing, and operating large-scale, sustained, habitable structures with gravity on-orbit, in cislunar space, and throughout the solar system. OA’s Pioneer-class stations, the first of which is scheduled to be operational in as little as several years, will be the first on-orbit business park with variable artificial gravity (up to ~0.5g) to support the greater health of its occupants, as well as enable novel research and manufacturing processes not possible in a microgravity facility or on Earth. OAC plans to lease space on Pioneer-class stations to a mix of private, academic, commercial, research and industrial customers, and offer them a wide range of on-orbit capabilities including manufacturing parts on demand from aluminum, steel, plastics, and possibly other materials. The company will also provide opportunities for space tourism. For more information about Orbital Assembly, please visit www.orbitalassembly.com.

Andrew Lavin

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