As initially proposed in 2010, the station was to consist of a single module of approximately 3 metres (9.8 ft) diameter with a usable volume of about 20 m3 (710 cu ft).
As of November 2010[update], the company was "looking to launch in the next five years or so," ... "in 2015 or 2016."[dated info]
At that time, several customers were "under contract from the commercial space industry and the scientific community interested in areas such as medical research, protein crystallization, and materials processing, as well as from the geographic imaging and remote-sensing industry. Media projects have also been proposed [as have] tourism."
As of August 2011, the station was planned to be launched in 2016.[dated info]
As of April 2013, Orbital Technologies appointed Stiphan Beher as Chief Operating Officer, taking the firm in a global direction, joining CEO Sergey Kostenko, a former Cosmonaut; and Sergey Chernikov, former Deputy Head of Manned Space Missions for the Russian Space Agency. Orbital Technologies was co-founded by Eric Anderson, Chairman of Space Adventures.