Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef space station to feature in Hollywood’s next big flick HELIOS

Blue Origin’s underdevelopment area station Orbital Reef is ready to characteristic in a Hollywood film, the corporate introduced on the 73rd International Astronautical Congress in Paris on September 20. Orbital Reef might be portrayed as a mixed-use area station for the film HELIOS, underneath a cross-promotional cope with Centerboro Productions. The movie’s capturing is anticipated to start in 2023. 

It is price mentioning, nonetheless, that the primary module of the business area station gained’t launch till 2027, which means the movie might be shot in a mock surroundings simulating the area station. 

About the film HELIOS

According to an official launch, the film is ready within the 12 months 2030 it tells the story of the spaceship HELIOS and its crew that rushes to the International Space Station (ISS) which will get hit by an enormous photo voltaic storm. Written by Patricia A. Beninati, Michael Okay. Anderson, and Bernard Moore, the film is concerning the characters Jess Denver, astronomer and former NASA astronaut, and Air Force Colonel Sam Adler who launch into area to save lots of the day. Throughout the film, Orbital Reef might be used as a essential useful resource by the HELIOS crew.

(Graphical illustration of Orbital Reef; Image:

“We teamed up with Blue Origin to offer moviegoers an exhilarating, however real looking depiction of the way forward for residing and dealing in area and a coordinated response to an area climate emergency”, stated Producer Beninati. 


The Orbital Reef area station’s improvement is being led by Blue Origin, Sierra Space and Boeing with technological help from Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering and Arizona State University. As talked about above, the orbital observatory is anticipated to be operational by 2027. According to the builders of the area station, it will be leased for business actions akin to film-making in microgravity other than offering a platform for in-orbit analysis. Built to accommodate ten folks directly, Orbital Reef might be put in in a mid-inclination, 500-kilometer orbit above the Earth. 


Recently, Sierra Space introduced that the station has efficiently accomplished the System Definition Review (SDR) with NASA and is now coming into the design stage. In latest instances, a number of corporations have proposed their concept of personal area stations that might be launched to exchange the getting older ISS. Apart from Orbital Reef, one other business outpost by Axiom Space is being constructed and the primary module is focused for launch in 2024. In addition to this, Voyager Space, Nanoracks and Lockheed Martin have additionally partnered for a separate area station.

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