The BA 330 can function as an independent space station, or several BA 330 habitats can be connected together in a modular fashion to create an even larger and more capable orbital space complex.
Up to six on a long-term basis
Bigelow Aerospace’s shielding is equivalent to or better than the International Space Station and substantially reduces the dangerous impact of secondary radiation.
BA 330 utilizes an innovative Micrometeorite and Orbital Debris Shield. Hypervelocity tests conducted by Bigelow Aerospace have demonstrated that this shielding structure provides protection superior to that of the traditional “aluminum can” designs.
BA 330 utilizes two propulsion systems on the fore and aft of the spacecraft. The aft propulsion system can be refueled and reused.
Every BA 330 habitat will include an independent power system comprised of solar arrays and batteries.
Each module will contain an independent avionics system to support navigation, re-boost, docking, and other maneuvering activities.
Environment Control and Life Support System:
Each BA330 will contain its own independent ECLS system including lavatory and hygiene facilities.
BA 330 will boast four large windows coated with a film for UV protection, providing an unparalleled opportunity for both celestial and terrestrial viewing.