Space Manufacturing 14 Proceedings

SSI is pleased to announce the publication of papers from the 14th Space Manufacturing Conference. Thirteen papers from the conference at the NASA Ames Research Center are now available for download at no cost. They cover a broad range of key areas including space transportation, closed environment life support systems, in-situ resource utilization, space solar power, and emerging technologies such as 3-D printing.

To economize, we have decided to make these papers available for free download rather than producing a printed volume. As was done for the 1st and 2nd conferences, SSI will combine these papers with those from the future (15th) Space Manufacturing Conference into one volume for purchase. We are working on plans for the 15th Conference at this time and will announce venue and dates shortly. In the interim, this approach will guarantee the widest possible distribution.

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Session 1: Space Transportation

Design Concepts for a Manned Artificial Gravity Research Facility
Joseph A Carroll

Session 3: Closed Environment Life Support Systems

Game Changing Development in Environmental Control and Life Support Systems
Shawn Dunegan, Taber MacCallum, Grant Anderson, Barry Finger

Biological Processes in Closed Ecosystems
William J. Jewell, Dr. Lee S. Valentine

Habitat Size Optimization of the O’Neill – Glaser Economic Model for Space Solar Satellite Production
Michael Detweiler, Peter A. Curreri, Ph.D.

Habitat Water Wall for Water, Solids, and Atmosphere Recycle and Reuse
Michael T. Flynn, Sherwin Gormly, Mona Hammoudeh, Hali Shaw and Alex Polonsky

Session 4: Robotics and Space Manufacturing

Lunar Underground Mining and Construction: A Terrestrial Vision Enabling Space Exploration and Commerce
Dr. Greg Baiden, Louis Grenier, Brad Blair

Session 5: Engineering Materials from Non-Terrestrial Resources

Electrical Energy Storage Using Only Lunar Materials
Dave Dietzler, Peter J. Schubert

In-Situ Production of Construction Materials by Combustion of Regolith/Aluminum and Regolith/Magnesium Mixtures
Christopher White, Francisco Alvarez, Evgeny Shafirovich

Active Debris Removal: EDDE, the ElectroDynamic Debris Eliminator
J. Pearson, J. Carroll, E. Levin

Building a Vertical Take Off and Landing Pad Using In-Situ Materials
P. E. Hintze

Session 6: Space Solar Power and Space Energy Systems

Towards an Early Profitable PowerSat
Al Globus

Session 7: International, Legal and Economic Considerations

Economic Incentives and Tax Credits for Space Resource Development: Analogies and Ideas
Eva-Jane Lark

3D Printing in Space: Enabling New Markets and Accelerating the Growth of Orbital Infrastructure
Jason J. Dunn, David N. Hutchison, Aaron M. Kemmer, Adam Z. Ellsworth, Michael Snyder, Willam B. White, Brad R. Blair

Special Session

Mission and Implementation of an Affordable Lunar Return
Paul Spudis and Tony Lavoie

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