Axiom Space

Intends to build ISS's privately-owned successor. Plan to attach Axiom module to ISS in 2024 and later detach.

Created: 2018-11-01

Updated: 2022-09-18

Company - Axiom Space

Founded
Country
2016
USA
Funding
$150M
Website
Axiom Space
Social
Axiom Space

Service - Orbital Segment, Segment, Axiom Station

Classification
Space Stations & Habitats
Category
Commercial Space Station
Commercial ISS Module
Space Suits & Garments
Status
3) Development
First launch
2024

The Axiom Space Station (AxStation) is home base for professional astronauts and private explorers. It is the microgravity laboratory where educators, scientists and researchers conduct life-improving research. It is the in-space industrial park for manufacturing products to be used on the ground and in orbit. It is the ultimate proving ground to mature critical space systems necessary for the exploration and colonization of space. Our vision at Axiom Space is to make living and working in space commonplace as a means to sustained deep space exploration and to improve the quality of life here on Earth.
Planning to launch the first segment of a new commercial space station in just three years, and it will double as an out-of-this-world hotel. The plan is to attach a crew module to the International Space Station by 2024 and then expand from there to create at least two other modules, including a laboratory/manufacturing facility and a panoramic observatory. The company intends to leave all three modules attached to the ISS until it’s retire. The $2 billion project, called “AxStation,” could be built as soon as 2028.

At the core of Axiom Space’s mission is to enable the development of a diverse and robust commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. Axiom Space, a leader in human spaceflight and building the world’s first commercial space station, proudly congratulates four of its partners whose proposals were selected by NASA in Focus Area 1A of the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) seeking In Space Production Applications (InSPA) flight demonstrations:

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