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Space Station - 1982
Space Station - 1982
Early 1980s Space Station Study (Rockwell). Large space station proposal by Rockwell. Note satellite servicing facility with extended robotic arms (center). Unmanned space platform (right) is visible in background.

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Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

NASA regarded a permanently manned space station as the next 'logical step' in manned spaceflight after the Space Shuttle entered service in April 1981. The agency formed a Space Station Task Force in May 1982 to study possible user requirements. In August 1992, NASA awarded eight $1-million study contracts to Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, TRW, Rockwell, Grumman, General Dynamics/Convair and Martin Marietta. The contractors reported back in March 1983.....


Space Station - 1982Space Station - 1982

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The designs submitted were as follows:


Grumman Station 1982Grumman Station 1982 - Early 1980S Space Station Studies (Grumman). Grumman's expanded 9-man space station for the late 1990s would also have been capable of servicing spacecraft.

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Article by Marcus Lindroos
Specification

Electrical System: Solar panels.



Grumman Station 1982Grumman Station 1982 - Early 1980S Space Station Studies (Grumman). Like the other contractors, Grumman focused on space stations driven by user requirements. The initial space station could be assembled quickly and inexpensively from modules launched on the Space Shuttle. It would have a crew of three astronauts.

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Space Station - 1982Space Station - 1982 - Early 1980S Space Station Studies (Martin Marietta). This Martin Marietta space station design was developed during the company's $1-million contract in 1982-83.

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Lockheed Station-'80Lockheed Station-'80 - Early 1980s Space Station Study (Lockheed). Lockheed's space station definition proposal from 1982-83 featured a spacecraft servicing facility (right) and several pressurized crew modules.

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Station Design 1986Station Design 1986 - 1982 : NASA Issues Space Station Study Contracts.

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