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The Space Station as a Construction Base for Large Space StructuresThe feasibility of using the Space Station as a construction site for large space structures is examined. An overview is presented of the results of a program entitled Definition of Technology Development Missions (TDM's) for Early Space Stations - Large Space Structures. The definition of LSS technology development missions must be responsive to the needs of future space missions which require large space structures. Long range plans for space were assembled by reviewing Space System Technology Models (SSTM) and other published sources. Those missions which will use large space structures were reviewed to determine the objectives which must be demonstrated by technology development missions. The three TDM's defined during this study are: (1) a construction storage/hangar facility; (2) a passive microwave radiometer; and (3) a precision optical system.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Gates, R. M.
(Boeing Aerospace Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Large Space Antenna Systems Technol., 1984, Pt. 2
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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