Think beyond tomorrow
Expandable Bigelow Advanced Station Enhancement (XBASE) designed for low Earth orbit & deep space missions as a stand-alone station.
Update on BEAM expansion
LAS VEGAS--( BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday, NASA made the first attempt to deploy the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on the International Space Station (ISS). Out of an abundance of caution for the ISS and the crew, operations were halted after the BEAM’s performance no longer matched the forecasted models on the ground.
Bigelow Aerospace was proud to host officials representing Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS)
Substantive conversations involved discussions surrounding numerous commercial uses of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) currently attached to the International Space Station (ISS).
Bigelow Aerospace was very pleased to host senior space officials from United Arab Emirates (UAE) at their plant in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
The discussions centered around potential commercial applications and numerous possible uses of the B330. Discussions also focused on non-commercial uses of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM).
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