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Castles in the Sky

Authors: Bryan Kuklinski, George Tyson, Bryan Athan

Presented at the 2024 NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia by Bryan Kuklinski and George Tyson. Abstract: Orbital Construction Pioneers (OCP) is developing an orbital fabrication process for very large space structures that uses non-traditional methods and materials. The patent pending process takes a radical new approach on the geopolymer systems the ancient civilizations used to create large structures and monoliths using in-situ resources. This results in final structures that are flexible in design, and are adjustable to fit almost any mission, including storage, work platforms, long term habitats, and as vessels when attached to propulsion.

Solar System Wide Data Network

Author: George R. Tyson

As humanity expands into the solar system all types of data will be crucial to the success of the endeavor. A Solar System wide data collection, analysis, and dissemination network similar to the terrestrial Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) must be constructed.

Exploration vs Settlement in Space

Author: Andrew W. V. Clark

This essay arises out of a discussion about the differences between Exploration Missions and Settlement Missions and the activities associated with each.

Economic Imperative of Space Exploration and Settlement

Author: George R. Tyson

This essay addresses the economic imperative for creating a self-sustaining space-based economy.

Innovative Financing of a Large Space Project

Author: George R. Tyson & Andrew W.V. Clark

The way in which the SEP fits into the standard protocols used by the finance industry will be discussed. As the project proceeds to completion the issue of traditional financing with an Initial Public Offering will be addressed along with the possibility of bringing in one or more partners – either commercial or governmental.

What is a geopolymer?

Discussion of basic Geopolymer concepts

Tiahuanaco Monuments (Tiwanaku / Pumapunku), Bolivia are made of geopolymer artificial stones created 1400 years ago.

The study carried out on the monumental stones constituting the Pumapunku site in Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, proves that the stones are ancient artificial geopolymer and are not carved with simple hammer-stone or unknown technology, or by extraterrestrials.