1992-07-01

A Concept for a Manned Artificial Gravity Research Ship 921192

ABSTRACT

In the first half of the next century, Mankind will expand its sphere of existence to the Moon and space, and they will stand on Mars and study the other planets. Then, humans will inevitably be required to live for long periods, two years or more, in micro-gravity and/or low gravity environments. However, it is well known that such micro or low gravity environments adversely affect human physiology and psychology. The longer the period the greater such effects are and these can result in serious health problems. To improve living conditions in space by generating artificial gravity will be important to solving these problems.

In this paper on the Manned Artificial Gravity Research Ship (MAGRS), which can generate artificial gravity from 0G to 1G, the authors have reviewed the history of research into artificial gravity and concepts for an artificial gravity station, and have studied the following items for MAGRS:

Mission and purpose

System breakdown and key elements

Spin generation mechanism

Truss structure

Physiological and psychological research

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