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An example of a Space Station

A space station is a spacecraft (or a set of docked spacecraft) that is/are capable of supporting crew members to remain in it for long periods of time. In addition, most space stations are designed for research such as the effect of low-gravity on humans, detecting asteroids that will hit Earth, refuelling rockets and other things. Typical space stations are located in low Earth orbit (LEO).

A space station usually has no major propulsion or landing systems; most use RCS Thrusters to make minor orbital adjustments, or can be relocated anywhere using propulsion systems.

Space stations can be challenging to new players, so it is advised to use a tutorial.


A station usually consists of

Currently, there are no pressurized parts and RTGs (in 1.5 for electricity overhaul) in-game. Most players simulate them with (empty) fuel tanks. Also, big struts are also sometimes considered as trusses.


A station can be used for the following:

  • Interplanetary spaceships
  • Orbital outpost
  • Refueling station for other spacecraft
  • Wet workshop
  • Single launch
  • Scientific research
  • Detecting asteroids


Space Station 1 is a space station that was assembled by Distania, Europe, and China. Space Station 1 is meant for international collaboration purposes, biological experiments, and others. Talk about Space Station 1 in my message wall. It's follow-up Space Station 2 will be a refuel station that will be launched soon.

Space Station 1

Space Station 1 is a space station that is operated by DSA, ESA, JAXA, and CNSA. The space station is meant for international purposes, biological experiments, and others. Its follow-up Space Station 2 was launched and successfully completed all modules.

Space Station 2 is a follow-up of Space Station 1. It is a refuel station.

Space Station 2 with Shenzhou