... mass, increased design flexibility and simplicity of structural joints, more reliable hermetic sealing of pressurized structures, ... in an environment which includes both pressurized-intra-vehicular operations and vacuum-extra-vehicular operations. ... terrestrial welding process modified for space-based applications should be amenable to both manual and automatic ... Such versatility would be critical in repair at locations remote from a power source, or during power-down emergencyanbsp;...
|Title||:||1992 Shuttle Small Payloads Symposium|
|Author||:||Lawrence R. Thomas, Frances L. Mosier|