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How One Company Will Build Satellite Parts In Space


How One Company Will Build Satellite Parts In Space Imagine a satellite able to repair itself. When a solar panel degrades or an antenna gets stuck, the satellite simply 3-D prints a replacement and goes on with its business. Futuristic? Yes. Likely in a couple of decades? Also yes, says Made In Space CEO Andrew Rush. His company just completed testing of an autonomous construction platform called Archinaut. Inside of a test chamber intended to simulate the vacuum of space, Archinaut took the first steps towards its eventual goal -- to build antennas, solar arrays and similar components on newly launched satellites.   More



(Source: Forbes - Mar 15)

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