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The utilization of nonterrestrial materialsThe development of research and technology programs on the user of nonterrestrial materials for space applications was considered with emphasis on the space power satellite system as a model of large space systems for which the use of nonterrestrial materials may be economically viable. Sample topics discussed include the mining of raw materials and the conversion of raw materials into useful products. These topics were considered against a background of the comparative costs of using terrestrial materials. Exploratory activities involved in the preparation of a nonterrestrial materials utilization program, and the human factors involved were also addressed. Several recommendations from the workshop are now incorporated in NASA activities.
Document ID
19810014566
Document Type
Conference Paper
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1981
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-83106
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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