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From Magnets to Harpoons: How to Catch Space Debris

The world’s first commercial test mission to locate and remove space debris has finally launched to space. On March 22, 2021, Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services demonstration (ELSA-d) mission took off from…

Consortium Studies Use of Automotive Electronics & 3D Printing Satellite Parts

German researchers associated with the Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites project are looking for new ways to produce satellites, releasing the details of a recently published study in “Production…

3D Printed Smallsats & Rockets: Skyrora to Benefit from UK Funding

Small space launching companies just got another boost as Skyrora welcomes an announcement for new UK funding commitments to the European Space Agency. This type of funding is new for…

One of the World’s Heaviest Satellites was Produced Using 3D Printing

On July 22nd, the heaviest commercial satellite ever launched was sent into space. Weighing in at more than 7,000 kilograms. Telstar 19 Vantage was built by spacecraft manufacturer SSL for Canadian operator…

Research Tests 3D Printed Electronic Components for Space Flight

In a three-year experiment, the COSMIAC Research Center at the University of New Mexico has been researching and testing electronics that have been embedded into 3D printed systems. With funding of…