"Artificial Gravity will usher in the Dawn of the Astropocene Age. When humans can thrive amongst the Cosmos."

A Buildable Artificial Gravity Space Habitat.

Conforms to current scientific precepts.

An inexpensive test platform that emerges as a full featured community.

Two million cubic feet Bio-Habitat.

Transparent Free-Floating Atrium.

Ideal for a Lunar Cycler Orbit.

The Journey begins, now!

StarCycler is First in Class!

A single rocket can pop-up into a barebone station!

The Tensegrity Spoke System effortlessly pops up into a large, force-distributive structure, which is ideal for managing torsion between the rim and hub.

At the same time, spokes are lightweight, economical, and strong.

The core is immediately habitable with an assembly vehicle sitting atop.

Sectional Ballistic Inflatables will enclose the expanse within a breathable environment while fabricating the interior.

Staging will drop the gimbaled engines rack along with the Solid Rocket Boosters.

The Core and External Fuel Tanks will lumber into orbit using the center vacuum engine for repurposing.

Build as you Go!

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Repurposed

Core

Tanks

Payload

Inflatable

Spokes

G.E.M.

175,000 lbs.

Rocket

Stack

Gyro Stability is Inverse Proportional to Controllability! 🤯

Motion Management is a simple spin-balancing system built atop a semi-stable shape. The devices can create, capture, transport, or stow angular momentum.

Motion Management is a Moderator between Energy and Motion in this Isolated System. Momentum is harnessed in reservoirs to fuel the Motion Management systems.  

Heaver items such as machinery and tanks are located near the core to reduce momentum and Fc. Optimization for rotation must be considered in urban planning inclusive of the migrating mass ⇄ momentum.  

Placed at Center of Mass is a Gyro /Electro /Momentum motor known as GEM.  

GEM can speed-up or slow-down the station with the bonus of providing 3600 maneuverability OR Gyroscopic Stability.

The StarCycler has a very unique physical world. Multiple Frames of Reference with persistent interplay between Mass ⇄ Energy ⇄ Motion.

GEM is True Wizardry!

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wBogies transport momentum around the station on a looped web track.

Their names change pending their location

Active
Spin-Balance

momoX

Angular Velocity is exchanged for Angular Momentum as a  momoX commutes along the radius.

This is a
Motion ⇄ Momentum Exchange Engine.

Reservoirs

As momoX wBogies reach the end of their runs they enter SpeedMoR or SloMoR, reservoirs of Positive or Negative Momentum.

SpeedMoR remains active.

Elevators

Elevator service is necessary for commuting toward the core.

Elevator's heavier wBogies can localize the motion ⇄ momentum exchange.

Gyro
Helm

GEM

Starting as a Reaction Wheel, GEM accumulates a significant amount of momentum.

This momentum can then be discharged back into the station to either increase or decrease the station rpm.

When placed off-axis, GEM can also facilitate the reorientation of the space station.

GyroRudder

During deployment, GyroRudder promotes stability along the center-line.

They must be retracted during maneuvers.

Home, Sweet Home! 🤯

2 Million cu ft of breathable atmosphere with various levels of Artificial Gravity enclosing all equipment and utilities.

StarCycler features five 15ft Floors.  

  • Floor 5 - The Max-G floor designated for residence.
  • Floor 4 - The Promenade is open air for gatherings and shops.
  • Floor 3 - The Sky Walk has a shorter width and doubles as an environmental system providing wind, filtration, rain and sunshine.
  • Floor 2 - Is faux, housing large tanks and heavy machinery, "Inertia Ballast".
  • Floor 1 - Inside Core has .2 % of Earth Gravity.  A running passenger can achieve escape velocity entering Zero-G.

Using a cruise liner rule of two passengers per 200 sqft state room, the fifth floor can accommodate 350 passengers.

The shielded Zero-G lab will double as a shelter during Solar Storms.

But what makes a home?

A community full of scientist, chemists, farmers and trades workers tending to the flotilla in accompaniment? Or the spectacular view from the Free-Floating Atrium?

Home is where we can live our best lives!

StarCycler's parameters are cherry picked from Earth based research.

AG solves long-term space ailments but spinning has a side-effect of Coriolis discomfort. Susceptibility increases with faster rotations.

This Comfort Zone chart synthesizes On-Earth Studies to plot a comfort zone.

At variance are:

  • AG Production - Long-term disability
  • Rotation Rate - Coriolis discomfort
  • Station Size - Constructability

The rationale for StarCycler dimensions are evident.

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StarCycler's designs are purposely simplistic to reveal essential counter balance strategies.

Some designs have overlapping phenomena giving redundancy to helm.

The structure is basically a spoked suspension bridge looped about Center of Mass.

However, everything is not as it seems. The Frames of References and forces are quite unique.

The Center of Mass has net Zero momentum or velocity and provides a pivot point to reorient the station, irrespective of the momentum of the rotating Mass.

These specifications and depictions are scaled from similar real world system to pursue accuracy.

Not accurate per se, just enough to ballpark proof of concept!

Habitat

75
ft
Width
150
ft
Diameter
471
ft
Circumference
2M
ft3
Bio-Habitat*

Motion

5.2
rpm
Rotation
28
mph
@Perimeter
41
ft/sec
@Perimeter
0.7
G
@Perimeter

Station

225,000
lbs.
Weight
200,000
lb/2
Momentum
100,000
lbs/2
Force/C
275
kW
E-Potential

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The StarCycler is such a simple design there is no reason to keep it a secret. Bypassing Rocket Science puts this into the hands of the people. If we build enough Mass, investments will follow.

Do you want to go to Space? There are no limits in the Universe!

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