Space Architecture is at the core of understanding technology development needs for human habitation on harsh distant worlds and in the extreme environment of space. XArc Associates have seasoned backgrounds working on a number of prominent aerospace industry projects for civil, commercial and defense space programs. This experience base translates into a practical understanding of implementing design and technology solutions to conceptual approaches of our client's space venture projects. Typical space program experience of XArc Associates include:
- International Space Station
International Space Station (ISS) design and development of human systems hardware and processes; integration and planning of Japanese and European laboratory modules; logistics for visiting vehicles; habitation module layout, crew quarter design, cabin architectures and human factors analysis.
- Automatic Transfer Vehicle
Interior layout, vehicle architecture, systems engineering & integration, and astronaut operations and training for the European Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV) servicing the International Space Station.
- Orbital Space Plane
Requirements development for Orbital Space Plane (OSP) cabin architecture and crew interface design; vehicle communications requirements.
- Hermes manned spaceplane
Cabin architecture; crew interface design and human factors for ESA's Hermes manned spaceplane originally planned to service the Columbus Man-Tended Free-Flyer and the ISS Columbus Attached Laboratory.
- Lunar Ecosystem and Architectural Prototype
Lunar Ecosystem and Architectural Prototype (LEAP) concept for a lunar base and oxygen processing facility; concept design with phased growth scenarios.
- Spaceport America Terminal and Hangar Facility
Spaceport America Terminal and Hangar Facility (THF) operational usage assessments.
- Mobile habitat concepts
Mobile habitat concepts for NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts (NIAC).
- Constellation Program
Constellation Program (CxP) space communications architecture technology assessment for mission communications optimization.