Inspired by the Ancient Greek word “apeiron” meaning “that which has no boundaries”, the Foundation Society emphasise the ability of humankind to overcome even the great challenges of forging new civilisation on astronomical bodies once deemed incapable of maintaining human life. This name honours the advancements made in science and engineering capabilities within the space sector and is hoped to inspire the next generation of engineers to keep on reaching for the stars!

Research and Manufacturing Settlement

Initial Operating Capacity Achieved – 2067

Location – Moving along the terminator line on the surface of Mercury. This is done in order to maintain bearable temperatures, and is possible due to Mercury’s long solar day.

Initial Population – 2000

Predicted Population in 2100 – 8000 + 800 transients

This webpage refers to a fictional space settlement which is part of the UK Space Design Competition. No information presented here or implied herefrom should be regarded as factual. Any similarities with real events, places, or persons are purely coincidental.