Concept for a Lunar Array for Very Low Frequency Radio Astronomy
We discuss the design considerations relevant to a very low frequency array, to be deployed on the lunar near side during an early expedition. Such an array would operate in the frequency...

Laboratory Evaluation of Footings for Lunar Telescopes
Presented here are the results of laboratory experiments with different footing shapes for lunar telescopes. These experiments used a variety of soils including some to simulate regolith...

Design of a Support and Foundation for a Large Lunar Optical Telescope
NASA is considering a large lunar telescope [LLT] and a smaller diameter precursor telescope experiment on the Moon. The preliminary design of the 16-meter optical aperture is being performed...

Systems Integration of Lunar Campsite Vehicles
This paper describes the configuration design and subsystems integration resolution for lunar Campsite vehicles and the crew vehicles (CVs) which support them. Briefly stated, this concept...

Altering the Solar System—Landing the Moon, Mars or Venus on the Earth—Changing the Orbit, the Tilt and the Size of the Planet Earth
It is proposed to radically change the hitherto prevailing mindset of the people (and especially of the scientists) by stressing that the present setup of the 5 billion year old Orbit,...

Lunar Farside, Mars Polar Cap, and Mercury Polar Cap Neutrino Experiments
Neutrino detection offers unusual Civil Engineering challenges for the inner Solar System, including: outposts and permanent bases on the Moon, a novel development within the polar caps...

An Analysis of Human Performance in Simulated Partial-Gravity Environments
Three unique partial gravity test environments; parabolic flight, water immersion and a mechanical-relief device provide the environment to evaluate human locomotion, reach sweeps, and...

Preliminary Investigation of a Lunar 16 Meter Optical Telescope
The results of a year-long effort to develop a design concept for the structure of a 16 meter lunar optical telescope are presented. Various mounting configurations and mirror configurations...

Internal Pressure in a Lunar Inflatable Structure
Design and construction of a structure on the Moon requires addressing a host of issues not encountered on Earth. A critical design factor is the internal atmospheric pressure necessary...

Apollo 11 Ilmenite Revisited
Various investigations have shown (1) that lunar regoliths are extremely complex materials, (2) that ilmenite is a minor component (8 to 10%) of high-Ti regoliths, and (3) that most of...

Reliability Analysis of Lunar Structures Under Meteoroid Impact
The United States is slowly moving towards lunar base, and possibly Mars base, activities. Design of structures for these bases requires knowledge about loadings and conditions which in...

Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III
This proceedings, Engineering, Construction and Operations in Space III, consists of over 200 papers presented at Space '92, the...

Low Frequency Astronomy from Lunar Orbit
The Radio Astronomy Explorer satellite verified that the far-side of the Moon is well shielded from manmade and natural Earth-based interference at frequencies below 30 MHz. Above a few...

Constructing Radiation Shields with Textiles for Lunar Applications
The problem of radiation shielding on the lunar surface is significant. The mass required for adequate shielding is enormous and economics would dictate the use of lunar soil for this...

The Legal Environment for Extraterrestrial Mining and Construction

Economical Space Exploration Systems Architectures

New NASA Initiatives in Technology and Enterprise

A Proposal for Risk Sharing in the Development of a Lunar Oxygen Plant

Hydrogen, Helium, and Other Solar-Wind Components in Lunar Soil: Abundances and Predictions

Pyroclastic Deposits as Sites for Lunar Bases

 

 

 

 

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