SPS

Single Person Spacecraft

OVERVIEW

The Single Person Spacecraft (SPS) is an example of our ongoing investment in R&D. The SPS provides a unique alternative to the concept of a spacesuit. When extra-vehicular activity (EVA) in space has required an astronaut with spacesuit there are inherent challenges. The SPS has advantages for both the astronaut and the overall activities that need to be accomplished.

DETAILS

Designed for servicing / exploration of ISS, NEOs and satellites. It can be piloted or tele-operated. Using the same atmosphere as the host vehicle it provides immediate access to space without pre-breathing or airlock. Integral propulsion enables rapid transport to the work site. It is sized to for all crew members providing “shirt sleeve” operations of conventional displays and controls.

Neutral Buoyancy Testing

Crew Enclosure Demonstration Test Article

Discovery Channel

See the Discovery Channel highlight of the SPS for the show Daily Planet.

PUBLICATIONS

COLLABORATIONS

AMRO, El Monte, CA

United Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL

SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

Paragon Space Development Corporation, Tucson, AZ

Shields, Martinsville, IN

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems

Design Force

METECS

TriVector Services Inc.

SPS

Single Person Spacecraft

OVERVIEW

The Single Person Spacecraft (SPS) is an example of our ongoing investment in R&D. The SPS provides a unique alternative to the concept of a spacesuit. When extra-vehicular activity (EVA) in space has required an astronaut with spacesuit there are inherent challenges. The SPS has advantages for both the astronaut and the overall activities that need to be accomplished.

DETAILS

Designed for servicing / exploration of ISS, NEOs and satellites. It can be piloted or tele-operated. Using the same atmosphere as the host vehicle it provides immediate access to space without pre-breathing or airlock. Integral propulsion enables rapid transport to the work site. It is sized to for all crew members providing “shirt sleeve” operations of conventional displays and controls.

PLANNED USES

International Space Station 

NEAR EARTH OBJECTS 

SaTELLITES & TELESCOPES 

SPS in SPACE.com

The Genesis Single-Person-Spacecraft was recently written about in SPACE.com, spotlighting the recent tests conducted at the AMRO Fabricating Corp in LA.

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