June 9th 2012, 21:47 zulu time, the Energia launcher lifted off with the Cassiopee core module for the new space station TSS. Lift off was from Sumatra Island, Indonesia at SRC Polygon Base. The base's location is approximately 1.2 degrees N of the equator.
The plan for the station is to be leased to various nations/companies. Initial plans are for the station to support a crew of 3. In the future, further expansion will be possible.
Therius Space Agency was formed to provide low cost space travel and access to orbital lab facilities to the private sector. The agency is a private venture only. You can read about it's missions in this blog.
A space station will be constructed and maintained by TSA for rental as a whole or per module to any nation/company. The station will start out small, but it will grow larger if there is enough demand. Other options are to use short term ATV or Viking modules that can be...