Stanford Torus Interior - V1


Animation of a flight through a Stanford Torus. This is a design for a space station proposed by NASA in 1975 at Stanford University. It consists of a torus with a radius of 1800km and a cross-sectional radius of 130m for the habitable section. The ring is connected to a central hub via a series of six spokes, which also allow transport from the hub to the habitable section. Rotating at one revolution a minute the station provides an artificial gravity equivalent to roughly 0.9 Earth gravities, and can house around 10,000 to 40,000 people. The station would be constructed at the Earth-Moon L5 Lagrangian point - that is, sharing the Moon's orbit but being 60 degrees behind it in phase. I created this in Blender - it took about 8 weeks.

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Title: Stanford Torus Interior - V1

Date: 27 Sep 2022

Software: Blender, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve

Category: Hardware

Keywords: Adobe Photoshop, Blender 3D, Earth, astronomy, art, artwork, illustration, colony, orbital, habitation, Earth, Moon, L5, Stanford Torus, space station, solar system, hardware, orbiting, animation, space habitat, Elysium