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Sweden Kiruna


A significant factor of working together with

Spaceport Sweden is that, in common with Space-

port America in New Mexico which will be our pri-

mary operating base, they can, as and when we

are able to operate outside the US, offer much

more that just a spaceport for space tourism,

said Mr. Will Whitehorn. I’m not just thinking about

the unique adventures one can enjoy in the Kiruna

area, but also the long experience that Space-

port Sweden has in space science with sounding

rockets, (i.e.. suborbital flight performed by the

Swedish Space Corporation from Esrange Space

Center). They have been in this business since 1966

and have the experience, the knowledge and the

infrastructure needed to launch and commu-

nicate with experiments performed in space in

real time. This really matches our vision of mak-

ing further use of the new technology developed

by Burt Rutan at Scaled Composites in California.

67° 51’ 0” N, 20° 13’0”E

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Low Earth OrbitThe site for the space station is located Near Po-

lar LEO, the site is 435 miles altitude and allows

for a global perspective. Objects in LEO encoun-

ter atmospheric drag in the form of gases in the

thermosphere (approximately 80-500 km up)

or exosphere (approximately 500 km and up),

depending on orbit height. LEO is an orbit around

Earth between the atmosphere and below the

inner Van Allen radiation belt. The altitude is usu-

ally not less than 300 km because that would be

impractical due to the larger atmospheric drag.

Equatorial low Earth orbits (ELEO) are a subset

of LEO. These orbits, with low inclination to the

Equator, allow rapid revisit times and have the

lowest delta-v requirement of any orbit. Orbits

with a high inclination angle are usually called

polar orbits.

Higher orbits include medium Earth orbit (MEO),

sometimes called intermediate circular orbit

(ICO), and further above, Geostationary orbit

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100_Miles_Above_Earth 100_Miles_Above_Earth 100_Miles_Above_Earth

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100_Miles_Above_Earth 100_Miles_Above_Earth

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Spin Stabilization(Meteosat SG)


Dual-Spin Stabilisation(Intelsat 6)


Hybrid Stabilisation(Navstar GPS)


3-Axis Stabilisation(Hubble Space Telescope



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l a u n c h t h e c o n n e c t i o n..... e a r t h t o s p a c e


Satelite Launch Repair ProgramResearch Data AcquisitonVertical Launch PadTelecommunicationsTrainingEmployee HousingHangerHelo PadMaintenance BaySupply Resource Warehouse


Commercial Space TravelResearch Data AcquisitonCommericial Airport / AirstripTheatreDrive-in Viewing DeckVisitors Housing / TrainingTraining PoolTraining CenterLoungeDuty Free Shoppe

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Satellite Repair ShopTelecommunications CntrRefuelingResearch


Sports ArenaLodging DiningExtremist att

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ConceptThe experience of visiting a space port is different then jus going to the airport. Three major imple-mentations that direct the design are program, space, and form; which the training componentry and mechanical aspect (hidden but experienced) are blending the ideas of cinema , sublime, and architectural space. The experience of the space port should be viewed not only by the passengers but as well as visitors that would like to watch the travelers launch off into space. It will be a theatre for how space travel will be like. From the moment that the passengers arrive they will be taking part on essential training that can be viewed throughout the architecture. The interior spaces and language will be designed in inconjunction with the space station so that they are properly prepared to under-stand inhabiting lower orbit space. The exterior of the building will express the harsh environment of the artic and address the weather issues.

theatrical experience



viewing the procession

entry & exit expressed




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theatrical experience



viewing the procession

entry & exit expressed




ConceptTo bestill upon an object and look outside of your-self and realize the infinite realm of existence, is too view upon the outside looking in, or down. Earth is where you once were, space is where you may be, and the interstitial existence between is a journey only described by emotions, not words. The Space Station Extremenist allows for space travel to the enthsiest, who can experience the out of body, out of mind, and out of earth experi-ence to the outter most potential. When arriving at the Space Station Extremenist the visitor will have accomadations with full 360 views of the heavens, earth, and the limitless, every room allows for spa-tial ideas of fiilling as though you are not aboard a station, and every path way leads to an edge. The Space Station Extremenist will allow for ac-tivites such as cord jumping, intergalactic athletic space sports, ie. space golf, space tennis, and freestyle events of every nature. The Space Station Extremenist will house top of the world dining, the “outthere Bar”, and other emenities for the daring

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Connecting to the stars................... looking up as they look down

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aAurora Borealis are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions. They typi-cally occur in the ionosphere. The phenomenon of aurora is an interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field and solar wind Auroras are produced by the collision of charged par-ticles from Earth’s magnetosphere, mostly electrons but also protons and heavier particles, with atoms and molecules of Earth’s upper atmosphere

Connecting to the stars................... looking up as they look down

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wEATHERBeing located 145 kilometres north of the Arctic Cir-cle, Kiruna has a Sub-Arctic climate with short, cool summers and long, cold winters, although the city it-self can be considerably milder than the surrounding forest. Snowcover generally lasts from mid-October to mid-May, but snowfall can occur year-round. The sun doesn’t set between May 30 and July 15, and perpetual daylight lasts from early May to early Au-gust. The period that the sun doesn’t rise lasts from early December to early January, the exact bound-aries depending on local topography. In this time of the year, a few hours of twilight are the only daylight available..





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The image portrays the idea that space travel is a constant mode of travel that several ships are de-parting from the space port.

Redefining what the future of control towers are. Experiencing the architecture as well as be-ing able to have a working com-mand station


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3Desining spaces that are exciting not only for the people traveling but as well as giving moments of architectural ex-pression in the workers refuling area.3

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Pushing the limits of what a plat-form or gate terminal is for space travel. This image is designed around the technology of ships that are able to hover over plat-forms.


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5This image is showing the idea that the spaceport can be more than just a stagnet building. That elements of the spaceport can be detachable transport ships.

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1This scene from Solaris is showing the practicality of egress in a space station. These walls floors and cielings can be used in a variety of ways in case that the arti-ficial gravity belt fails and passengers are able to climb and float around.

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2This scene shows the materiality and spaces that are involved in a spacestation. The future of commercial space travel can be more welcoming expressing more than just the functional mechanical aspects of the spaces.

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3 4This scene from mission to mars show the current idea for dock-ing with a space station. This moment of arrival can be pushed by introducing a space airstrip and terminal gate.

This scene from mission to mars gives us an idea of the utilitar-ian uses of egresses places vegitation farms. This is the idea of utilizing the habital spaces in adaptable ways

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5This scene from mission to mars gives us an idea of the utilitar-ian uses of egresses places vegitation farms. This is the idea of utilizing the habital spaces in adaptable ways

This scene shows us what a new experience of tak-ing a shower in space.

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5Redefining circulation can be and how space can be orgainzed in an environment with out gravity. The possibilities are endless with the relationships of space program.

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This scence from gattaca portrays an etherial experience of leaving ones home planet and entering a new one. This scene metaphorically shows us that it is some what similar to child birth exiting the womb.

This scene shows us a componentry sys-tem and how people are able us the spac-es that are the same but in multiple ways.

This gives us the idea of possible energy sources that can be harnessed and how it can defined the architecture of space sta-tion.

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*As our planet becomes more intercon-nected we use technology to connect us throught the use of satelites that are in constant need of repair

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1Space travel has been designed by engineers not architects. The experience for both astronauts and viewers has been a scientific machanical experience of awe. The goal for commercial space travel is to bring the sublime to the experience of reaching place never experienced.

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