Space Perspective Reveals New “Space” Capsule

Space Perspective Reveals New "Space" Capsule


Conceptual view showing the front of the capsule during sunrise.

Conceptual view showing the front of the capsule during sunrise.
Image: Space Perspective

The design of the spherical capsule was informed by thousands of virtual flight tests and simulations, according to an emailed statement. Space Perspective collaborated with Siemens Digital Industries on the design. The capsule features reflective coated windows, a thermal control system for maintaining consistent temperatures throughout the six-hour journey, and a splash cone for water landings.

“Centuries of balloon and parachute operation and development demonstrate that always flying with the balloon from launch through landing, with traditional parachutes as a reserve backup system, is by far the simplest, safest and most robust solution,” Taber MacCallum, the founder, co-CEO, and CTO of Space Perspective, said in the statement. “Our proprietary flight system means that the capsule and SpaceBalloon always remain connected, and take-off and landing conditions are always within our control.”



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