Living in Space – Torus Redux

Stanford Torus Redux – Here is a variation on the Stanford Torus, showing some features omitted in previous animations, such as the shield, and shield rigging. The same practical issues apply with this classic design, but its fun to play with the idea 🙂

For Each Torus…
Habitat Ring Diam: 1200m
Width: 230m
Rotation: 1.2RPM = 1G
Tangential Speed: 76.7 meters per sec
Shield Thickness: ~3m (6 megatons @ 4.5 tons per m^2 of shielded area)
Population: ~13,000 @ 67m^2 p/person

Music Credits:
“Velvet Sun” by teru
(http://ccmixter.org/files/teru/1170)
Licensed under Creative Commons SAMPLING+
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/)

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