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
Session 7: International, Legal and Economic Considerations
Economic Incentives and Tax Credits for Space Resource Development: Analogies and Ideas
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
Mission and Implementation of an Affordable Lunar Return
Paul Spudis and Tony Lavoie