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BIS Station
British manned space station. Study 1948. H. E. Ross proposed a manned satellite station in Earth orbit that would serve as an astronomical and zero-gravity and vacuum research laboratory.

Status: Study 1948.

The design comprised a circular structure that housed the crew of the space laboratory (numbering 24 specialists and support personnel) as well as telescopes and research equipment. The station would be resupplied with oxygen and other life-support essentials by supply ships launched every three months.



Family: European Space Stations, Space station, Space station orbit. Country: UK. Agency: BIS.

1948 November 13 - .
  • British Interplanetary Society's H. E. Ross described a manned satellite station. - . Nation: UK. Spacecraft: BIS Station.

    In a paper presented to the British Interplanetary Society, H. E. Ross described a manned satellite station in Earth orbit that would serve as an astronomical and zero-gravity and vacuum research laboratory. (Ross' bold suggestions also included schemes for a manned landing on the Moon and return to Earth through use of the rendezvous technique in Earth orbit and about the Moon.) Ross' suggested design comprised a circular structure that housed the crew of the space laboratory (numbering 24 specialists and support personnel) as well as telescopes and research equipment. The station, he suggested, could be resupplied with oxygen and other life-support essentials by supply ships launched every three months.



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