This process includes the planning of space operations, including the building and operation of advanced spacecraft, satellites, space stations, space facilities, the visiting of other planets, the development of mining and facilities on other planets, the manufacturing of components on other planets, the combination of the forces of mining and manufacturing of multiple planets, and eventually the inhabitance of other planets. This planning process includes the visualization and planning of various types of technologies that will be needed, and then detailing the technologies when the ideas exist. This process will be on-going in the future to develop a greater understanding of what the much larger plan will be, and how to improve the efficient of operations, such as reducing the visitation trips to other planets and instead working on developing entire systems of robotics that can be deployed on other planets to build facilities. There should also be contingency plans, such as multiple sets of the robots, and multiple ships, to ensure that time is not wasted if there are any errors, to ensure that all possibilities of errors are corrected so there are no errors when the missions occur, and the improvement of the technologies and the scenario planning to ensure that the missions are successful from the very beginning when the operations of the missions begin.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Planning Systems (PLANSYS)