LEO Spacecraft Construction

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I am looking for any information on the feasibility of spacecraft construction in LEO. Does anybody know of any papers or lectures on the subject. Any Help in appreciated, thanks!
 

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I am looking for any information on the feasibility of spacecraft construction in LEO. Does anybody know of any papers or lectures on the subject. Any Help in appreciated, thanks!
Other than the assembly of ISS, and whatever manufacturing is done on an experimental basis, there really isn't much exprience constructing spacecraft in LEO. Spacecraft and ISS modules are fabricated on the surface and launched into space.

There are lots of studies however, for example -

Building Large Space Bases in Low Earth Orbit
http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?9603125 [Broken]

There are probably several sources at www.aiaa.org
 
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