Exploration Architecture

Space Architecture

Project Experience

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.
International Space Station

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.
Automatic Transfer Vehicle

Orbital Space Plane

Requirements development for Orbital Space Plane (OSP) cabin architecture and crew interface design; vehicle communications requirements.
Orbital Space Plane

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.
Hermes manned spaceplane

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.
Lunar Ecosystem and Architectural Prototype

Spaceport America Terminal and Hangar Facility

Spaceport America Terminal and Hangar Facility (THF) operational usage assessments.
Spaceport America Terminal and Hangar Facility

Mobile habitat concepts

Mobile habitat concepts for NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts (NIAC).
Mobile habitat concepts

Constellation Program

Constellation Program (CxP) space communications architecture technology assessment for mission communications optimization.
Communications architecture technology assessment