Well, here she is. ❤️🚀 I spent two years of my life working on #humanfactors and #radiationprotection for the #BigelowAerospace #B330 #spacecraft, and this is the most detailed information I've ever seen publicly released by the company about her.
Perhaps most excitingly for a guy like me from the inside, this diagram (recently released on the company website) includes a technical correction that I've been a proponent of for some time: Listing the craft's eponymous 330 cubic meters of volume as "internal," not "habitable" volume.
Why? It's a real-world problem. Just because the spacecraft walls surround 330 cubic meters of volume, some of that internal space is going to be used up by structural beams, panels, hardware, outfitting, and so on.
So, since one can't phase through the life support systems or storage bags inside the craft, the inhabitable volume will be a bit smaller than 330 cubic meters. Company marketing materials had confused these two terms in the past. Kudos for the fix! 👍🏻
...now, if only we'd get a glimpse of the #BEAM radiation monitoring results... (Inquiring particle transport modelers want to know how far off their shielding projections were! ☢️😎)
[Image credit: @bigelowspace]