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Building a new Death Star, a moon-sized, deep-space mobile battle station, would be a monumental task requiring extensive planning, resources, and time  . The original Death Star, designed to execute the Tarkin Doctrine, was approximately 120 kilometers in diameter and was intended to instill fear and control over the Galactic Empire  . The concept and design of the Death Star were inspired by the works of artist John Berkey and developed by the likes of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin and Sienar  .
The construction of such a massive structure would require a vast amount of materials, including structural, thermal control, shielding, optics, solar arrays, lubricants, seals, and adhesives  . These materials would likely need to be transported to space in stages, similar to the construction of the International Space Station  .
Technological innovations would be crucial in the construction process. Cutting-edge experiments and technologies, such as 3D printing construction systems and advanced battery storage, are being developed and could potentially be utilized   . The construction would also require a large workforce, with the original Death Star crewed by 2 million Imperial personnel .
The project timeline would likely span decades, with the original Death Star taking approximately 20 years to build  . Risk assessment and mitigation strategies would be essential to manage potential cost overruns, delays, and other adverse events   .
Finally, environmental and ethical considerations would need to be addressed. The construction and operation of a Death Star could have significant environmental impacts, potentially contributing to carbon emissions and other forms of pollution  . Ethical considerations would also arise, particularly given the Death Star's intended use as a weapon of mass destruction  .