Product: Archinaut

Archinaut over the ocean and Australia

The Plan to Put a 3-D Printer With Robot Arms Into Orbit

“But a company called Made in Space is indifferent to space’s indifference. In a first, it’s showed that it can 3-D print in a thermal vacuum chamber, which simulates the nastiness of space. It’s a milestone in the outfit’s ambitious Archinaut program, which hopes to launch a 3-D printer with robot arms into orbit.”

3D printer

Made In Space Taps Northrop Grumman as Subcontractor

“Unlike the two previous projects that will work inside ISS, Archinaut is a free-flying robotic spacecraft capability that does 3-D printing, manufacturing and assembly, all in the harsh environment of space. “

Made In Space Additive Manufacturing Facility

“Archinaut is designed to develop the necessary technologies to enable the first additive manufacturing, aggregation, and assembly of large and complex systems in space without astronaut extravehicular activity.”