Category Archives: Bigelow Aerospace

BEAM opened for the first time

Big day for Bigelow Aerospace - today astronaut Jeff Williams from NASA entered, for the first time in history, into inflated experimental module attached to Tranquility ISS module. Bigelow Expandable Activity Module was delivered in unpressurized cargo section of SpaceX Dragon during CRS-8 mission on April 10, 2016. It was remaining inside trunk of Dragon…
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BEAM inflated and ready !

NASA scheduled for 28th May 2016 13:00 GMT another attempt of inflating Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. Module attached to Earthed facing Node III (Tranquility) berthing port of International Space Station is first in history habitable inflated module attached to space station. Success was achieved but with two attempts and prolonged time of inflating. Many hours of…
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Tomorrow next attempt of inflating BEAM !

We know something more- positive conclusions after teleconference with NASA and Bigelow Aerospace which took place today at 18:oo GMT. One we know for sure - BEAM is fine and probably problems during inflating which appeared yesterday are not serious. First of all during last night, BEAM which was still under slow inflating process started…
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BEAM inflating suspended !

Planned for today inflating BEAM expandable module by Bigelow Aerospace was suspended due the unrecognized problems with expanding module. BEAM shortcut stands for Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. It is experimental module developed by Bigelow Aerospace under partnership with NASA; result of this cooperation would be new technology which could be easily adopted for International Space…
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BEAM module attached !

Bigelow Aerospace BEAM inflated module was correctly attached after extracting yesterday from Dragon spacecraft cargo module. Yesterday, on April 16, 2016, BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) was attached to a berthing port on the aft side of the Tranquility module on 09:36 GMT. Operators remaining in ground control center send commands for Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach…
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First commercial space station – ULA and Bigelow Aerospace announced agreement for partnership

After launching BEAM onboard of Dragon spacecraft Bigelow is convinced that their concept of inflating space station is well engineered - probably ULA shares this opinion because both companies announced about cooperation for future commercial space station. On April 11, 2016, in Colorado Springs United Launch Alliance and Bigelow Aerospace Colorado announced about their will for developing cooperation…
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