Brief

This site is a blackboard for sketching, drafting, writing and exchanging ideas about the near future of space habitation. It focuses on the emerging orbital settlements - manned or not - and is interested in forecasting their eventual srawl in relation to the global super urbanization. It is clear that the process has started already driven by the technological advancements, and it will be fueled further by the demographic growth and increased burden on the planet. The site welcomes everyone who is interested in imagining the ultimate megabuilding-megacity - The Spacescraper - as a dream or as a nightmare.

Spacescraper physics

Spacescraper physics

The Spacescraper is simply a stream of habitable orbital components at a given altitude. It is a direct descendant of the contemporary satellites and space stations and represents a regulated saturation or “urbanization” of Earth’s orbital space. Law of gravity determines that objects on a common orbital trajectory travel at the exact same speed. This phenomenon is also known as ‘state of weightlessness’. In architectural terms it means that the connecting tissue of the Spacescraper will not act as a structure holding the components together. Its function will be communication, supply and impact absorption.

Trajectory facts:
Orbit: Circular
Altitude above sea level (ASL): 300km (186.4mi)
Satellite Orbit Velocity: 7.73 km/s (4.8 mips) / 27828 km/h (17291 mph)
Orbit Revolution Time: 90 minutes

1 comment:

Anthony Nall said...

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