The American company Sierra Space has successfully tested a full-scale prototype of the Large Integrated Flexible Environment inflatable module (LIFE), being developed for commercial space stations. About it reports SpaceNews publication.
As part of the test, excess pressure was created inside LIFE. Tests conducted at the Marshall Space Flight Center demonstrated that the company’s inflatable module meets safety requirements NASA.
The LIFE module can fit in a five-meter fairing of the rocket head. When fully expanded, the product has a volume of 300 cubic meters.
Earlier, Defense News reported that the Ministry of Defense USA will purchase 54 missile tracking satellites from Lockheed Martin, L3Harris and Sierra Space for a total cost of $2.5 billion.
In November, ArsTechnica columnist Stephen Clarkwho visited the plant of the American company Sierra Space, reportedthat the assembly of the promising reusable Dream Chaser spacecraft, designed to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, is almost complete.