In connection with the imminent decommissioning of the International Space Station, several companies have chosen to launch a commercial "business park in orbit".
The new Orbital Reef space station will be located in the earth's orbit. Developers are planning to build it within five years, starting in 2025. Several companies will be involved in the project simultaneously.
Blue Origin will assemble the carrier modules and the launch system and put the station into orbit. Sierra Space provides the transition modules, nodal compartment, and spacecraft transporting the crew. Boeing is involved with the maintenance of the facility. Redwire Space is to conduct research and production in microgravity conditions. As well as Genesis Engineering Solutions who will produce and provide a single-seated spacecraft for off-station operations.
Once it is complete, the business park will be open to a wide range of international clients. They can use the station for scientific, educational, tourist and industrial purposes.
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