Made In Space, a Silicon Valley startup, is developing technology to enable small satellites to build large booms in orbit for interferometry missions. Credit: Made In Space
Burloak Technologies purchased the EBAM 110, one of the world's largest additive manufacturing systems, in October. Credit: Sciaky
SSL flew its first printed aluminum parts in September with the launch of Telesat’s Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite. Credit: SSL
The Juno spacecraft NASA launched to Jupiter in 2011 carried Lockheed Martin's first spaceflown printed spacecraft component, a small titanium waveguide bracket. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Aeon 1 engine test
For the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Firmamentum is developing OrbWeaver, a small satellite to ride into orbit on an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter ring, chew up the ring and turn the pieces into a satellite antenna. Credit: Tethers Unlimited
Relativity Space claims its building-size Stargate rocket mill is the largest metal 3D printer in the world. (Relativity Space)
Poly-Shape produced the largest metal satellite parts additively manufactured in Europe, antenna supports for Thales Alenia Space’s communications satellites KoreaSat 5a and KoreaSat 7.  Credit: Poly-Shape
Laurent Pambaguian, European Space Agency materials technology engineer, say ESA is exploring a variety of manufacturing processes in addition to additive manufacturing. Credit: ESA
ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner, second from left visits Ruag  in March. Credit: Ruag via Twitter
Lockheed A2100 3D 3-D printing
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using "additive manufacturing" - better known as 3-D printing - to greatly decrease costs and lower production time when creating parts like this partially-built tank. Credit: Phillip Swarts
JCSAT-110A (previously known as JCSAT-15) was the first SSL 1300 satellite to use a 3D-printed antenna tower design. Credit: SSL
A Made in Space artist's concepts of so-called Archinauts 3D-printing satellite reflectors in space.
EBAM system

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