Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

Sundancer

Sundancer [Bigelow Aerospace]

Sundancer is the first module planend for a space hotel by Bigelow Aerospace. Originally to be preceded by the unmanned Galaxy demonstrator, Bigelow decided in 2007 to directly move from Genesis to a manned capability. Sundancer is based on the inflateable Transhab technology.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, inflateable structures
Operator: Bigelow Aerospace
Contractors: Bigelow Aerospace
Equipment:
Configuration: Inflatable structure 6.3 m inflated diameter, 8.7 m length
Propulsion:
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 8600 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Sundancer - cancelled

References:

  • Bigelow Aerospace Website
Further Bigelow missions: