If Japan’s technology is to be trusted, what seems to be something out of a science fiction film may soon become a reality. Train travel between planets will be possible for humans in the not-too-distant future! Yes, that’s correct. According to The Weather Channel India, Japan has mapped out plans to send people to Mars and the Moon.
Glass habitats that mimic Earth’s gravity, atmosphere, and geography have been proposed by Japan.
According to the Weather Channel, researchers from Kyoto University in Japan are collaborating with Kajima Construction on a concept that might shake up the world of space travel. A news conference was held last week to announce this, according to the EurAsian Times.
It is known as “Hexatrack” in Japan, the name given to the Japanese researchers’ interplanetary transportation technology. Since prolonged exposure to low gravity might have negative consequences on health, Hexatrack would keep the gravitational field at 1G when travelling long distances.
The ‘Hexacapsules,’ hexagonal-shaped capsules containing moving devices, will be installed aboard the trains as well.
The experts in Japan believe that a 15-meter-radius mini-capsule can connect Earth and the Moon. A 30-meter-radius capsule will be required to link the moon to Mars.
The Maglev trains in Germany and China utilise the same kind of electromagnetic technology in its capsules now.
Both stations will utilise gateway satellites and be dubbed Lunar Station on the moon and Mars Station on Mars. It will be located on Mars’s Phobos satellite.
To be dubbed Terra Station, the Earth station will replace the International Space Station, says the Human Spaceology Centre (ISS).
Space Express, as it is called, will run on normal gauge rail, as Mashable India reported.
The relevance of Earth’s natural capital is often ignored in the development of future space transportation systems. But scientists at Kyoto University have a proposal to establish a habitat that would replicate Earth’s infrastructure.
An artificial gravity system, green spaces, and water bodies, as well as public transit, are among the researchers’ long-term goals for their champagne-flute-shaped residential complex. ‘The Glass’ will be the name of the building.
It’s important to be aware of how low gravity affects reproduction. The university’s researchers are working to alleviate this worry. The structure will employ the centrifugal force generated by the spinning of the moon and Mars in space to generate artificial gravity equal to that on Earth.
The Asahi Shimbun reports that it might take a century for the idea to come to fruition. Researchers, on the other hand, want to develop a reduced replica of the Marsglass and Lunaglass by 2050.
Human space colonisation can only be possible if Japan’s plans for future space habitation are realised, according to the director of the SIC Manned Cosmology Research Center and Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Advanced Integrative Studies, Yosuke Yamashiki.
Graduate School of Advanced Integrative Studies at Kyoto University’s SIC Manned Cosmology Research Center Director Yosuke Yamashiki states that
“These three pillars that we offer this time are key technologies that are not in the development plans of other nations and are vital for securing the reality of human space colonisation in the future,” he added.