I updated my chart on the history, present, and future of large space structures, and now it’s more hexagonical! (I had to take out the Millennium Falcon, though.) Check out my prior entry about large area deployable structures for the story behind this chart.
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Every structure on this chart
- is a deployable structure (so at least one dimension must increase after unfolding)
- is an independent deployable structure (so putting together two separately deployed structures does not count as a bigger structure)
- has its performance grow with its area (and not just its length)