Space Manufacturing Library

1976 NASA Summer Study Small
extraterrestrial processing and manufacturing of large space systems

Extraterrestrial Processing and Manufacturing of Large Space Systems. MIT Space Systems Laboratory, NASA Contractor Report CR-161293, September 1979, 840 pages.

lunar resource utilization convair 300

Lunar Resources Utilization for Space Construction. Study conducted for NASA by General Dynamics Convair Division in 1979 concluded that lunar resources could supply 90% of the material for power satellite production and become cost effective if more than 30 satellites are produced. A nice summary of this study appears in Toward Distant Suns, Chapter 8.