[h79] orbital habitat
concept for a zero-g orbital habitat.
new developments in orbit would provide zero-g environments for specialised manufacture, industry, science, healthcare, entertainment, art, or those who simply enjoy the frontier lifestyle.
an open framework of interconnected access & service tubes form a lattice onto which pods are clustered.
basic environmental services are provided by the framework infrastructure.
pods are blank, modular containers, can be customised to serve a multitude of functions: small industry, business, habitation, agriculture, etc.
they can be added as required, allowing for growth in an organic way.
with time a vibrant and varied community is formed, much like a coral reef of old earth, long lost.