SPACE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES II

Proceedings of the Third Princeton/AIAA Conference
May 9-12, 1977
Edited by
Jerry Grey
September 1, 1977
Published by
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10019
212/581-4300

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE, pg. iii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. v
EDITOR’S NOTE, pg. vii
TABLE OF CONTENTS, pg. ix

INTRODUCTION/Gerard K. O’Neill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pg. 1

KEYNOTE/The Honorable Don Fuqua, United States House of Representatives, pg. 3

SUMMARY OF THE CONFERENCE, pg. 7
Chairman: Rene Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1. Transport/Jerry Grey, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, pg. 9
2. Materials, Processing, and Construction/James R. Arnold, University of California, San Diego, pg. 17
3. Human Interactions and Economics/T. Stephen Cheston, Georgetown University, pg. 23
4. Directions for Research/Gerard K. O’Neill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pg. 27

TRANSPORT: ROCKETRY AND TRAJECTORIES, pg. 33
Chairman: Robert J. Salkeld, Systems Development Corporation
1. Space Solar Power-The Transportation Challenge/Hubert P. Davis, NASA Johnson Space Center, pg. 35
2. Advanced Technology and Future Earth-Orbit Transportation Systems/Beverly Z. Henry and Charles H. Eldred, NASA Langley Research Center, pg. 43
3. Propulsion Options for Orbital Transfers in Cislunar Space/J.P. Layton, Consultant, pg. 53
4. Trajectory Dynamics in the Earth-Moon System/Thomas A. Heppenheimer, Max Planck Institute, pg. 65

TRANSPORT: MASS DRIVERS
Chairman: Arthur R. Kantrowitz, AVCO Everett Research Laboratory, Inc.
1. Mass Driver Theory and History/Frank Chilton, Science Applications, Inc.
2. Basic Coaxial Mass Driver Reference Design/Henry H. Kolm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Basic Coaxial Mass Driver Construction and Testing/Kevin Fine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4. Mass Driver Reaction Engine as Shuttle Upper Stage/Gerard K. O’Neill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MATERIAL RESOURCES
Chairman: Albert R. Hibbs, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1. Lunar Materials for Construction of Space Manufacturing Facilities/David R. Criswell, Lunar Science Institute
2. Demandite, Lunar Materials, and Space Industrialization/David R. Criswell, Lunar Science Institute
3. Lunar Resource Surveys from Orbit/James R. Arnold, University of California, San Diego
4. Mineralogical Characterizations of Asteroid Surface Materials from Reflectance Spectroscopy: A Review/Michael J. Gaffey and Thomas B. McCord, University of Hawaii
5. Mass Driver Retrievals of Earth-Approaching Asteroids/Brian O’Leary, Princeton University

INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS IN SPACE AND LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES
Chairmen: Herbert J. Rowe and Robert F. Freitag, NASA Headquarters
1. Lunar Resources and Their Utilization/William C. Phinney, NASA Johnson Space Center; David I R. Criswell, Lunar Science Institute; K. Eric Drexler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and James Garmirian, Hope College
2. A Factory Concept for Processing and Manufacturing with Lunar Material/Gerald W. Driggers, Southern Research Institute
3. Environmental Impact of Space Manufacturing/Richard R. Vondrak, Stanford Research Institute
4. Microwave Energy Transmission/William C. Brown, Raytheon Corporation
5. Controlled-Environment Agriculture and Food Production Systems for Space Manufacturing Facilities/John M. Phillips, University of Arizona
6. Vapor-phase Fabrication of Massive Structures in Space/H. Keith Henson, Analog Precision, Inc., and K. Eric Drexler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7. Fabrication and Assembly of Large Composite Structures in Space/F.F.W. Krohn and D.L. Browning, General Dynamics Corporation
8. Fabrication Methods for Large Space Structures/Richard L. Kline, Grumman Aerospace Corporation

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