|Title:||Manufacturing for exploration|
|Material Type:||ISU Team Project report|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2019|
|Size:||1 electronic resource (v, 118 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||International Space Station (ISS) ; Life support systems (Space environment) ; Manned space flight ; Space industrialization ; Three-dimensional printing|
This report discusses on the potential of ISM (In-Space Manufacturing) as a solution to enable a self-sustaining space habitat without re-supply requirements. The report is split into two sections. The first section of the report uses the International Space Station (ISS) as an analogue to identify numerous areas where ISM can be and is leveraged during expeditions.
In the second section, a crewed deep space mission is defined as a space habitat with seven crew members beyond the Earths GEO ring for a continuous period of three years without re-supply. Since the location and duration of this mission are dissimilar to the ISS, differences in technical and crew requirements of the two space habitats are established. ISM technologies, either developed or in-development, are proposed for each of the requirements. The respective technology readiness level, challenges and risks are also mapped for each proposed technology. Furthermore, the mission is perceived through a financial, political, legal, and ethical lens.
Following the two sections, the report concludes with the added value of ISM and recommendations to any gaps identified between space habitat requirements and technology capabilities.
|Contents note:||Introduction. ISS analog 1. Internal failures and external threats 2. Crew needs 3. Additive manufacturing on ISS 4. Other manufacturing on ISS Deep space crewed mission 1. Mission type 2. Human factors 3. Technical factors 4. Spacecraft parameters 5. TRL timeline 6. Challenges 7. Risks 8. Financial considerations 9. Political considerations 10. Legal implications 11. Ethics|
|ISU program :||Master of Space Studies|
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