Exciting news! NASA has announced plans to retire the International Space Station in early 2031. But don’t worry, because Airbus has already designed a sleek and modern successor that is sure to impress.
This week, the aerospace giant revealed an exciting new concept that could serve as a suitable substitute for the outdated ISS. Introducing the Airbus Loop – an innovative orbital module that can comfortably accommodate up to four astronauts in both low Earth and lunar orbit. This feature has the potential to even facilitate upcoming expeditions to the red planet.
Experience the ultimate comfort and enjoyment during your long-term stays in space with The Loop. Our innovative design is tailored to meet the needs of space dwellers, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience. Experience a spacious and luxurious vessel that spans an impressive 26 feet in both length and width, providing ample room across three decks.
Experience the ultimate comfort in space with our Habitation Deck. Designed to accommodate up to four astronauts, it can even be temporarily configured to sleep eight if the need arises. Experience the ultimate onboard workout with our state-of-the-art gym facilities located in the crew quarters. Equipped with top-of-the-line research gear, the Science Deck is the perfect hub for conducting experiments. Meanwhile, the third deck boasts a state-of-the-art Centrifuge that expertly simulates gravity in space, effectively mitigating the negative effects of weightlessness on the body. Experience the ultimate connection between decks with our innovative center “tunnel” design, which also serves as a breathtaking greenhouse.
With its versatile modular layout, you can easily tailor it to suit your specific needs and objectives. Maximize your station’s potential by combining multiple modules into a larger, multi-deck setup. The Airbus craft boasts compatibility with all contemporary crew and cargo vehicles, and is poised to seamlessly integrate with upcoming infrastructure.
Introducing the Loop – a space-bound marvel that boasts a sturdy exterior shell. This cutting-edge creation is designed to seamlessly integrate with the latest super-heavy launchers, allowing for a one-piece launch into the great beyond. Experience immediate operation upon orbit and seamless human habitation with our product.
After more than 15 years of service, the current ISS launched in 1998 is showing its age and is in need of an upgrade. Mark your calendars for January 2031, when the highly anticipated deorbit is set to take place. As the vessel bids farewell, it opens up a world of possibilities for a modern masterpiece to take its place. Airbus is actively collaborating with partners worldwide to shape the future of human spaceflight. However, no further information has been disclosed regarding the launch of the Loop at this time. With a generous timeline of seven years, there is ample opportunity to construct it.