Cycler Links Between Earth and the Gas Giant Planets 2: Station Design Concepts
S. Ashworth (2020), JBIS, 73, pp.363-371
Keywords: Cycler station, Space colony, Jupiter cycler, Saturn cycler
Part one of this paper investigated cycler trajectories between Earth and the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn. Here in part two, some design concepts for a suitable deep-space cycler station, dubbed Olympica, are presented. With a mass in the region of 16 million tonnes, it would be able to accommodate around 10,000 people on multi-year crossings between the inner and outer Solar System.