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Living in an orbital space station similar to the 100 series is not far-fetched because scientists are on the verge of creating them, reports claim.
Scientists headed by Igor Ashurbeyli plan to create Asgardia, a space station nation, to create a more peaceful space exploration. It will be the new hub of science that's overflowing with knowledge and intelligence.
Even though, there are scientists that doubt this will happen not because of its impossibility but because of an international law that doesn't allow colonization of outer space, Earth Sky reported.
According to the 1960 Outer Space Treaty, space explorations should be free, accessible and beneficial to all countries. Nations are not allowed to test nuclear weapons in space, every satellite must be created for peace.
It also states that the nation is liable for the damage the spacecraft cause other nation's spacecraft. Every spacecraft should avoid destroying any celestial body.
"It will be initially launched in 2017 which will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the first orbiting satellite," they explained.
Scientists hopes that Asgardia will not just allow peaceful exploration among nations but will also give more countries access to space technology. They also hope that this will protect humans from celestial objects and space junks.
ExtremeTech reported that the space station nation will consist of core satellites, an ancillary network-centric satellite and a space platform. Ashurbeyli said that the planned design will be like that because they want a wide participation in this project.
"We don't want to limit interested scientists and companies with our own vision of the technological side of Arcadia," he added.
"Our ultimate goal is to create a permanent space station where scientists can do their research," he explained.
He said that anyone could live in Asgardia. He hopes that this will encourage more countries to study space.
As of to date, there are only 13 countries who have launched independent satellites in space.