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Old 8th May 2019, 07:32 PM   #1
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SpiderFab: Space based construction

I just heard about this new developing technology:

http://www.tethers.com/SpiderFab.html

I'll let them explain:
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TUI's Firmamentum Division is currently developing a revolutionary suite of technologies called "SpiderFab" to enable on-orbit fabrication of large spacecraft components such as antennas, solar panels, trusses, and other multifunctional structures. SpiderFab provides order-of-magnitude packing- and mass- efficiency improvements over current deployable structures and enables construction of kilometer-scale apertures within current launch vehicle capabilities, providing higher-resolution data at lower life-cycle cost.
Seems pretty cool to me.
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Old 8th May 2019, 07:45 PM   #2
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SpiderFab, SpiderFab. Does whatever a...

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Old 9th May 2019, 02:25 AM   #3
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Why has that now got the the Spiderpig song rattling around in my head... curse you!
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Old 9th May 2019, 02:55 AM   #4
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"TUI"?
Bit of a change from holidays in Spain...
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