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Bigelow Aerospace
We design, test and manufacture expandable space stations.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 20
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 18
Replying to @BigelowSpace
Per the Air Force, there was no collision between Genesis II and Cosmos 1300.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 17
Replying to @BigelowSpace
Genesis I & II EOL decommissioning plan is to burn up on re-entry into the atmosphere. This situation is one example why what is launched into space is so important to our space future.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 17
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Anything we launch from here on out will have prop. capability. B330 has two dissimilar propulsion units, more than capable of performing end of life maneuvers. Destinations are not the future worry. They will be few and far between compared to the number of satellites.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 17
Replying to @ChrisG_NSF
Anything we launch from here on out will have prop. capability. B330 has two dissimilar propulsion units, more than capable of performing end of life maneuvers. Destinations are not the future worry. They will be few and far between compared to the number of satellites.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 17
Replying to @BigelowSpace
Future habitable space stations will face this reality and danger. This proliferation, if not controlled in number, could become very dangerous to human life in low Earth orbit.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 17
Today, we were notified by the US Air Force that there is a 5.6% chance that Genesis II will collide with dead Russian satellite Cosmos 1300 in 15 hours. Although this is a relatively low probability, it brings to light that low Earth orbit is becoming increasingly more littered.
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Bigelow Aerospace Sep 13
It has been a pleasure to host for the ground test of the Mars Transporter Testing Unit (B330).
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 31
Robert Bigelow also had his granddaughter’s name, Blair, stitched into the outside of the Genesis II spacecraft.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 31
Replying to @BigelowSpace
...All of our customers received photos of their items in space. We used an acrylic box to enclose items that could be harmful to the interior of our hull.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 31
Have you heard of our Fly Your Stuff program? If you happened to look at our website in early 2007, you may know that for $295 you could ship us almost anything to fly on-board Genesis II. We received all kinds of memorabilia and personal treasures from ashes to wedding rings...
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 31
Replying to @BigelowSpace
Using a projector and camera attached to a solar array, we were able to project and capture all of our employees' photos on the side of our spacecraft for the galaxy to see.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 31
This week marks the 12th anniversary of the launch of our second spacecraft, Genesis II. One of the most noteworthy features of Genesis II was that it had the first and only orbital billboard.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 25
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NASA Jul 22
We're saddened by the passing of Chris Kraft, our first flight director. He was a space legend who created the concept of Mission Control during the early human spaceflight program and made it an integral part of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. He was 95.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 19
How a could be turned into a lunar base (First Base).
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 12
Replying to @BigelowSpace
These structures, under development today, are much larger & are approaching flight readiness. Expandables are destined to be the dominant future enclosures to protect humans in our solar system. These transporters will be very large, even thousands of cubic meters in size.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jul 12
Today is the 13th anniversary of the first expandable system launched & deployed into space. This early prototype, Genesis I, is the first of its kind.
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Bigelow Aerospace Jun 17
Replying to @BigelowSpace
Close-ups from a table model at our plant that we quickly put together about 15 years ago. As you can see we have refined some of these concepts.
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