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The Challenge of Space Infrastructure ConstructionThis paper reviews the range of technologies that will contribute to the construction of space infrastructure that will both enable and, in some cases, provide the motivation for space exploration. Five parts are addressed: Managing complexity, robotics based construction, materials acquisition, manufacturing, and self-sustaining systems.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Howe, A. Scott
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Colombano, Silvano P.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 26, 2015
Publication Date
August 30, 2010
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Space Transportation And Safety
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA Space 2010 Conference & Exposition
Location: Anaheim, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 30, 2010
End Date: September 2, 2010
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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