Welcome to our Orbital Relay Port Station Programs page!
Here we offer a variety of basic informational resources and media about our planned ORPS Network concepts in order to help our supporters, potential team members and customers understand each ORPS' diversity of potential uses and applications for establishing a new age of truly sustainable long-term space-bound mobile settlements to carry us across our solar system and beyond.
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The first underlining concept behind each ORPS' design, and its core set of operations, is to provide a comprehensive set of independently sustainable "Off-world" space-bound habitat platforms that can enable its inhabitants to successfully develop and advance a comprehensive set of on-board civil and commercial operations.
In consideration of the first concept, the second is to provide the means for its resident communities to produce all the vital resources required to maintain its own inhabitants along with enough excesses of what they are able to produce to support relaying travelers with its remaining reserves. Each resident ORPS community would further export portions of its reserves to external consumers as a part of its robust set of commercial/industrial trade options - enabling each resident community to establish its own unique set of trade niches in the budding commercial-space marketplace. Through the substantial cyclical agricultural -to- commercial-industrial production capabilities that are provided in the design of each ORPS chassis, the added opportunities to develop a comprehensive production cycle of raw -to- finished products allows the on-board communities the ability to establish progressive commercial development initiatives under the endeavor to adequately cooperate and compete in the comprehensive marketplace as it continues to grow.
The third underlining concept of each ORPS' design, and its core set of operations, is to facilitate future pioneering off-Earth explorers and commercial entities in their endeavors to reach farther, faster, safer (with an unparalleled level of support) under a much greater cost-effective means than any other currently used or proposed space flight service -to better ensure the successes of their endeavors to explore, and make use of, our solar system and beyond while, further supporting the viability of each ORPS chassis and their resident communities through their own commercial-industrial relay port operations.
Our aim in each of these concepts are to provide the means to supplement the demands of humanity' exponentially expanding populations under the initiative of doing so through providing sustainable off-Earth commercial-space opportunities through the preemptive establishment of an equally expanding comprehensive off-world habitation and commerce development infrastructure - such as what we're attempting to establish with our collective commercial-space development programs.
TORPS (Testbed Orbital Relay Port Station) Concepts
The TORPS will serve as our first on-orbit testbed of the Orbital Relay Port Station chassis design wherein -we will initially test each of the systems we plan to employ to provide delivery of the TORPS assembly components and its assembly operations to the planned site of assembly. The primary goal of the TORPS will be to test, adapt and prove each of the initial concept assembly and construction practices and techniques planned for the scaled-up ORPS chassis versions -and- ensure all of the vital and primary functions of the chassis design will work as planned for each of the future Earth-Moon system scaled-up versions.
EORPS (Earth Orbital Relay Port Station) Concepts
The prominent concept behind our EORPS endeavor is first - to explore the scaling capabilities of the original ORPS chassis design and operational configurations within the Earth-Moon system beyond the initial TORPS assembly -to ensure that all its systems and adaptations will function adequately for its planned larger scaled community and culture of operations.
Once each EORPS and LORPS assemblies functions as they're intended, we will further test, prove and refine their civil and commercial operational architectures by actualizing them through the establishment our first set of on-board ORPS specific trade & governance communities. As each of these two established ORPS assemblies are outfitted for service - their developing representative on-board communities will work to facilitate and support the cyclical civil and commercial developments of our moon (Luna) with each other related RFCINCo endeavor, and, each partner-entity it contracts its related products and services with.
Once established -the EORPS is intended to serve as the premier Earth-local ORPS from which all future ground -to- EO (Earth orbit) and EO -to- outbound transport relaying operations will be served as a part of its core for-profit transportation infrastructure development and support operations. This will serve as the first off-world franchised outreach platform of the A&A-TranServ service-set.
This ORPS will also serve as the first resident orbital commercial/industrial production complex where its resident ORPS commercial/industrial community can begin developing trade niches with ground-based consumer entities from the family of products they're able to produce on-board. Additional external manufacturing and assembly facilities/operations will further facilitate the growth of the Earth-orbiting commercial-space industry entities as it will enable them to produce and test their own space-bound elements and operations from each of the EORPS external docking bays as well as conduct space-bound scientific research investigations from.
Further commercial/industrial for-profit adaptations will include "Earth-orbit clean-up" services where Earth-orbiting waste/debris will be collected and recycled/processed into new raw -to- finished products by representative ORPS commercial entities, local long-ranged communications and observation services will be contracted to RFCINCo' consumer groups, and, contracted maintenance and repair servicing of other entity' orbiting elements will provide a robust set of economic foundations from which the fiscal security of the community can grow.
LORPS (Luna Orbital Relay Port Station) Concepts
The LORPS is intended to be the second of the two Earth-Moon system scaled-up working assemblies of RFCINCo' ORPS developmental endeavors. The ambition in the LORPS assembly is to greatly reduce the overall costs of production, distribution and assembly of the bulk of LORPS chassis elements by sourcing the bulk of its construction materials from the Lunar surface itself in conjunction with our Luna-Dev programs series.
Utilizing our series of Lunar IROVs (industrial remotely operated vehicles) as a part of our Luna-Dev programs, RFCINCo intends to produce the bulk of each of these ORPS chassis' components on the Lunar surface while the more complex service elements (that require Earth-sourced materials and/or hands-on assembly) are produced and distributed from Earth to one of the preexisting ORPS assemblies for initial assembly and distribution to the planned development site. Additional stocks of a specific mix of processed raw materials from the Lunar surface will be distribution to Luna-orbit. Most of these screened bulk materials will later serve as hull-fill materials to help protect the inhabitants and service elements of each Earth-Moon system ORPS' from solar and cosmic radiation & micro meteorite impacts. Once enough of those materials are provided for that purpose -an additional portion of those collected raw materials will be sold/distributed to Earth-based scientific and collector consumers to help offset the production and distribution costs of each Earth-Moon ORPS as - those materials are highly valued and sought after in the scientific and educational marketplace.
As those sets of components and material stocks are processed into ORPS assembly batches, and distributed to Lunar orbit for the LORPS assembly, the parable Earth-sourced stocks and service elements will be distributed to the site to provide th rest of what will be needed to adequately complete the LORPS construction & assembly operations. Once the LORPS has been completed -we will continue to produce these stocks, and reallocate the supplemental IROV's for eventual use in the initial construction and assembly operations for the Sol/A-bORPS Colony Network.
Using another set of IROVs (designed specifically for assembling ORPS chassis) each component delivered to the site will be assembled to complete the initial construction of each following ORPS chassis and prepare the internal environments for the final "manned" stage of construction and assembly operations.
Sol/A-bORPS (Sol-orbiting/Asteroid-belt (ranged) Orbital Relay Port Station) Series Concepts