Bigelow Aerospace

BEAM

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an expandable habitat technology demonstration for the International Space Station. Expandable habitats greatly decrease the amount of transport volume for future space missions

Explore the BEAM in Space: Explore the BEAM using Google StreetView of the ISS at the top of the page.

Specifications

    Packed Configuration
  • MASS: 1,400/kg (3,086 lbs)
  • LENGTH: 2.16m (7.09 ft)
  • DIAMETER: 2.36m (7.74 ft)
  • VOLUME: 1.4 m3 (50 ft)
    Expanded Configuration
  • MASS: 1,400/kg (3,086 lbs)
  • LENGTH: 4.01m (13.16 ft)
  • DIAMETER: 3.23m (10.56 ft)
  • VOLUME: 16 m3 (565 ft)