VERA stands for:
VERA is a Torus-type space station. The National Space Society lists torus-type stations as one of the most efficient design options for a space station. With 369,523 cubic meters of pressurized volume, VERA station can easily accommodate 1000 guests and 200 crew with plenty of elbow room.
VERA Station’s Two Torus design will allow for huge cost savings because there are no ERVs needed for station evacuation, people can simply get on an elevator and move to the other torus should there be a problem.
The Inner Torus
The Inner Torus of VERA Station will house the crew quarters, pod and drone maintenance, and station control. This smaller torus will be built before anything else (Outer Torus, elevators, Hub…) so that the construction crew will have a very large staging area to build the other station components. The Inner Torus is by no means small, its volume is 85,278 cubic meters.
VERA Station Inner Torus Cutaway
VERA Station’s inner Torus is a big rotating space station all on its own.
Although it is only 84 meters in Diameter, the Inner Torus offers an astounding 85,278 cubic meters of volume.
This little Torus is the perfect first Step before building the huge Outer Torus.
The Inner torus with the operational hub may run for a year generating revenue and validating system operations before we are ready to build the big Outer Torus.
Building the voluminous Inner Torus and the hub are the revenue key to finishing VERA Station’s Outer Torus.