The next schedule addition to the KSS is the Command/Power/Docking Core – designed to be the new “center” of the station. The Command Core will provide lots of opportunities for future expansions, as well as a massive power core and solar array. The docking segment is offset “below” the station, to allow easier and safer approaches to the station.
The Command Core, as it is more commonly referred to, will be the largest object ever launched into orbit! Once in place two smaller add-ons are planned (but not yet designed) – a cargo module for spare parts and life support supplies as well as a new science expansion!
The Command Core also has several lights to help make the station more visible to approaching craft (as well as looking more awesome!)