Built in Space

How is it Built in Space?

How is it going to be built in space?

The size of a starship and its weight means that it has to be built in space or, we have to figure out how to build it here and ship it piece by piece to its assembly location in space. The cost of doing this today is very restrictive. Or we could move asteroids to the location and use asteroid mining equipment to separate the materials we need to build it. Then use a laser that could use the materials mined to 3d print the starship.

One of the biggest and most complex problems facing us today is:

Where will we build it?

  • The answer is simple it has to built in space.

Now the next question is how do we build it in space?

  • Our current technology makes it a financial nightmare.
  • We have to find cheaper and more efficient methods to get the materials or components into orbit.
    • In comparison to the International Space Station.  It was estimated that the cost was $35 to $100 billion and is the size of a 5 bedroom house. It has been in service for 14 years as October 31 of 2014 this year.
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Image above: The International Space Station’s length and width is about the size of a football field. Credit: NASA

  • We will need to build a new redesigned Space Shuttle (truck) capable of hauling large loads into orbit.
    • Now comes the question how do we get the truck off the ground?
    • It is too expensive to use the same system we used for the Space Shuttles.
      • One method would be to build a giant electromagnet but it would have to have the capability to be focused to pinpoint precision. Like a fishing line and then reeled in sort of speaking. Magnets are strange little fellas one side attracts the other repels go figure right. This same phenomenon is happening in our universe every second. One mass is being repelled  another is being attracted, a constant struggle or battle. When we learn to control magnetic forces we will be able to achieve greater things.
        • coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space. Coronal mass ejections reach velocities between 20 km/s (44,738 mph)to 3200 km/s (7,158,196 mph) with an average speed of 489 km/s (1,093,861 mph).
    • Impulse drive unit
  • Maybe one day we will learn how to use a transporter beam to get the parts to its location in space.