The privately-owned platform that builds on the legacy and foundation of continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit established by the ISS. The first elements of Axiom will attach to the forward node of the ISS, providing modern accommodations for more astronauts, a first-of-its-kind immersive view of our beautiful Earth, and additional research and manufacturing volume.
When ISS is retired, Axiom Station will complete construction and detach to operate into the future as a free-flying complex for living and working in space – marking humankind’s next stage of LEO settlement.
Pressurized research space equivalent to U.S. lab
Unpressurized payload locations
Habitation modules contain eight 21st century crew quarters
The largest window observatory ever constructed for space
The station’s design takes advantage of the lessons learned from the Axiom team’s intimate involvement in the design, construction, and operation of the ISS. This along with modern manufacturing processes, industrial-grade hardware, and software design tools makes the new platform:
Lower cost to build
Easier to maintain
Ready to upgrade
The visionary creator Philippe Starck designed the highly elegant crew accommodations with comfort, care, and luxury that appropriately mark the new era we’re entering.
Each private crew berth provides a nest-like cabin
Extraordinary, unobstructed views of Earth
High-bandwidth communications back to home
Dedicated to sharing an ethical and subversive version of a fairer planet, the famed French creator designed the Axiom modules to evoke a comfortable egg which preserves life in space’s “multi-directional freedom.”
Producing more than 10,000 creations during his three-decade career, Starck’s work includes Tokyo’s Nani Nani hotel, Saint Martin’s Lane in London, the Royal Monceau in France, and the superyacht, Venus.