Table of contents






I.     Topography, geology and physical properties of space


II.    Placement of the space settlement

  1. Choosing the Space Settlement’s location

  2. Rotation and kinetic momentum


III.  External and internal structure of the space settlement

  1. Shape

  2. Dimensions

  3. General structure


IV.  Important functional elements of the Settlement

1.  Thermal stress

2.  Coriolis force and its effects

3.  Radiators

4.  The light factor

a.   The benefits of natural sunlight

b.   Mirrors and light generation

c.   Simulating the circadian cycle


V.    Construction

A. Ground procedures

1.  Launching site

2.  Launching techniques and automatic procedures

3.  Means of transportation


B. On-orbit procedures

1.  Using L1 as  temporary deployment site

2.  Automatic and robotic devices

3.  Assembling procedures and facilities

4.  Temporary life sustaining  (during the construction phase)


C. Building and life-sustaining materials

1.  Material properties

2.  Material sources

a.   Terrestrial resources

b.   Lunar resources

c.   Near Earth Asteroid resources

3.  Material exploiting and processing

a.   Magnetic separation

b.   Thermal separation

c.   Electrostatic electrolysis

              D. Electrophoresis

e.   Electrolysis of minerals

f.    Vacuum distillation

g.   Glass fabrication

h.   Generating plastic and rubber


VI.  Life support

1. The radiation factor

a.  Measuring radiation levels

b.  Effects of long term exposure to radiation

c.  Radiation prevention and protection (shielding and materials)

d.  Electromagnetic shielding

2. Artificial gravity

a.  Means of creating pseudogravity

b.  The effects of artificial gravity and zero-gravity on human metabolism

3. Atmosphere

a.  Effects of the artificial gravity on the atmosphere

b.  Atmospheric composition and generation

c.  CO2 concentration control and removal

d.  Measuring toxicity levels and contamination prevention

e.  Ventilation and ventilation devices

f.   Temperature and humidity control

              4 .Flora and fauna

 a. Plant growing and maintaining process

 b. Fluorescent plants

5.  Food factor and Agriculture

a.   Food composition and preparation

b.   Food depositing and quality control

6.   Water management

a.   Water production

b.   Water storage

c.   Water quality control

7.   Waste management

a.   Waste collection

b.   Waste processing and recycling

c.   Removal on unrecyclable waste

8.   Power

a.   Power sources

b.   Power generation

c.   Power distribution

d.   Power storage and electrical line maintenance

9.   Risk factors

a.   Fire prevention, detection and suppression

b.   External and internal damage prevention and repairing

c.   Dealing with informatical and technical problems

d.   Dealing with health problems and diseases


VII.   Accomodation

1.   Basic concerns

a.   Climate

b.   Illuminating systems

c.   Interior layout

d.   Vibration

e.   Noise

f.    Odor

g.   Hygiene

h.   Food

i.    Decors, surfaces and colors

j.    Pests

2.   Long time aspects

a.   Space Settlement Political System and interior order

b.   Monetary system

c.   Crew composition and Employment

d.   Health care

e.   Education

f.    Transports

g.   Transit facilities

h.   Communication

i.    Entertainment

j.    Privacy

k.   Judicial system

l.    Psychological needs

3.   Industry

a.   Organizing the industry

b.   Mining, processing and manufacturing

c.   Exploration and research


         Final considerations







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