February 11, 2015

NASA NIAC Spiderfab Status update on the way to making kilometer scale structures

Robert Hoyt, Tethers Unlimited - SpiderFab: Architecture for On-Orbit Construction of Kilometer-Scale Apertures

Two things are the most exciting for near term transformation of space capability
Spiderfab and Spacex reusable rockets.

Here is the Spiderfab update.

Improving and testing reliability and a lot of engineering would be needed to get to 100 kilometer structures.

Making 6U cubesat trusselator to put out 50 meter trusses and make truss of trusses from several

They are using Baxter robot to work with trusselators.

Babak Saif, NASA GSFC - A Gravitational Wave Detector Based on an Atom Interferometer

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