The Space Manufacturing Company

About Us

Our Mission

We develop state-of-the-art space manufacturing technology to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement.

Our Vision

Pioneer sustainable space infrastructure to support our customers’ missions, promote national security and drive exploration objectives through advanced space manufacturing.

Explore Our History

Key research

1999

Key research

NASA Researcher Ken Cooper demonstrates viability of microgravity additive manufacturing in 1999.

2010

Founded

August 2010, Made In Space is founded with the mission to enable Earth-independent exploration through space manufacturing.

2011

Developing the Technology

Under a NASA Flight Opportunities Program contract, Made In Space develops additive manufacturing technology that operates fully in microgravity.

2012

NASA Grant

NASA awards Made In Space a Phase I SBIR grant to develop the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) for the International Space Station.

2013

To the I.S.S.

Made In Space and NASA MSFC team up together to build and fly the 3D Printing in Zero-G Experiment to the International Space Station.

2014

Built in Space

On November 24th, 2014 Made In Space and NASA MSFC remotely operate the 3D Print payload to build the first parts ever made off-Earth.

2015

Global Manufacturing

Following a successful 3D Print mission, Made In Space builds and delivers for flight the AMF. A commercial 3D printing facility, it can be utilized by organizations across the planet to manufacture in space.

2016

Archinaut Program

Made In Space and NASA team up again to expand on the vision of in-space manufacturing with the Archinaut program. Archinaut is an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly capability that builds large scale space assets on-orbit.

2017

Testing with NASA

Made In Space demonstrates the in-space viability of the Archinaut technology during testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA Ames.

2017

Developing Space Enabled Materials

Made In Space launches its Optical Fiber payload to the International Space Station—the company’s groundbreaking technology aims to develop exotic optical fiber on orbit, paving the way for new classes of materials to be produced in space and for terrestrial applications.

2018

Qualifying Archinaut for Spaceflight

Following a successful testing campaign of Archinaut’s extended structure manufacturing technology in a thermal vacuum, the Made In Space team demonstrated the in-space viability of both Archinaut’s additive manufacturing and robotic assembly technologies, qualifying the Archinaut system for spaceflight.

2019

Archinaut One Mission Announced

Made In Space is awarded a NASA contract to demonstrate Archinaut’s technology platform in space by building a smallsat power system on orbit.