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Aug 19, 2015

Get Ready To 3D Print Your Own Satellites In Space — By Neel V. Patel | Inverse

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, satellites, space

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“A California startup called Made In Space wants to make 3D for use in orbit. The idea is to give consumers the opportunity to allow their own satellites to be built right there, several hundred miles above Earth’s surface. Plans are in motion to send up a printer capable of accepting printing instructions from the public and building whatever someone on the ground has in mind.”

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  • Amit Arora on August 20, 2015 1:06 am

    Nice one, but the title is a bit misleading.

    The project was to print tools in space that can be used to repair space station,. the eventual goal is to understand the technical difficulties of 3d printing in space. Which can help us build bases on other planets.