How This Next Generation Satellite Will 3D Print Itself in Space


0

How This Next Generation Satellite Will 3D Print Itself in Space

How This Next Generation Satellite Will 3D Print Itself in Space

Archinaut One is just a test, but if it’s successful, it could completely change the way we build satellites in space. Imagine what that type of technology could do for future lunar habitats like NASA’s Gateway outpost or conceptual technology that has never been feasible to fly to space like star shades or space interferometers.

And having on orbit 3D printing capabilities lessens the need for heavy payloads and allows astronauts to print their own tools because, as we venture out beyond low-Earth orbit, there’ll be a lot of things we’ll need along for the trip. And on top of that, Archinaut One could also be capable of repairing and building upon existing structures, which could help reduce the need for astronaut spacewalks, which could be dangerous.

So let’s just say Archinaut One is going to have its hands full once it launches. But we still have a while to go before we see the satellite take to the skies. Right now, Archinaut One is expected to launch in early 2023. And when it does, it could reshape how we build and live in space.

Made In Space is building a satellite that can 3D print itself in space. If successful, their satellite could revolutionize how we design future spacecraft.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0
WEB EDUCATION

0 Comments

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *