Space Workbench Concept. All rights reserved. 2015. (TM)(c)
Illustrated here, is the first envisioned on-orbit 3D printed spacecraft. This design utilizes a planar surface, whereby one side is permanently sun facing, and the other side, dark facing, to maintain required thermal thresholds necessary to the operation of the front and back sides. As described, nearly 90% of the space craft is envisioned to be constructed on-orbit, with the remaining components inserted through a proprietary universal subsystem connection port, which would accept commercial off-the-shelf components delivered and stored on commercial space stations which contain the Space Work Bench advanced manufacturing platform.