No 2 (2022) Technical mechanics
Technical mechanics, 2022, 2, 123 - 136
Classification of technological processes in terms of their implementation on a space industrial platform
Palii O. S.
Palii O. S.
Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine
The purpose of this article is to develop a classifier and classification of technological processes in space to
implement them on a space industrial platform. In the nearest future, mankind may face global challenges, first
of all, the global warming problem and the problem of limited terrestrial resources. One of the obvious solutions
to these problems is the industrialization of near space first and deep space and celestial bodies in the future.
The initial stage of space industrialization is the construction of space industrial platforms in Earth orbits.
The problem of space industrial platform construction is many-sided and requires various information. Currently,
there exist works that are concerned to some extent or anther with the implementation of a number of technological
processes in space, which are studied by scientists and developers in the relevant fields. Implemented in space,
unique technological processes allow one to obtain materials with qualitatively new characteristics. The article
presents a set of criteria for the classification of technological processes in space, a classifier developed on
their basis for the classification of the processes in terms of their implementation on a space industrial
platform, an analysis of technological processes to be implemented in space, and a set of their parameters to be
provided on the platform. Using the classifier, functional diagrams of various technological processes
implementable in near space are analyzed. The functional diagrams contain basic and auxiliary modules according
to the process type. A relationship between the process and basic parameters of an industrial platform is shown.
The freight flow, the communication and control channels, the power supply, and the thermal regime, ventilation,
and vacuumizing assurance of the platform are determined and shown schematically.
space industrial platform, technological processes, vacuum and zero gravity, substances and materials, space debris
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