Intends to build ISS's privately-owned successor. Plan to attach Axiom module to ISS in 2024 and later detach.
Service - Orbital Segment, Segment, Axiom Station
- Space Stations & Habitats
- Commercial Space Station
Commercial ISS Module
Space Suits & Garments
- 3) Development
- First launch
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:
- Establishing Production of Stem Cell Therapies, Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, Los Angeles
- Fabrication of Flawless Glass in Microgravity, Flawless Photonics, Inc., Los Altos Hills, California
- Biomimetic Fabrication of Multifunctional DNA-inspired Nanomaterials, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
- Semimetal-Semiconductor Composite Bulk Crystals, United Semiconductors, LLC, Los Alamitos, California
Texas-based Axiom teased the spacesuits in a tweet posted on Nov. 23. While the suits fit into Axiom's own long-term plans of creating private space stations that can host paid research missions, the company also hopes to provide the suits to NASA as the space agency prepares for crewed Artemis program launches to the moon. "In many ways, the spacesuit is just like a space station," Matt Ondler, Axiom's chief technical officer, told Space.com. "It has all the same systems and all the same things you worry about."
Building on the strategic partnership that Axiom Space and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. signed in September, and following Mitsui's investment in Axiom Space, the partners have initiated the formation of a joint venture in Japan to accelerate on-orbit services to commercial and government customers. This unique partnership builds on both Axiom's in-space capabilities and Mitsui's global industrial reach.
With the launch of Axiom Space NFTs, community participation will directly impact the future of space exploration allowing participants to engage with each other and in humanity’s greatest endeavor -- taking life as we know it beyond our planet.