private space industry

New Player in Space: X-Bow’s Test Rocket Reaches Orbit with 3D Printed Motors

Just four months after coming out of stealth mode, space technology company X-Bow Launch Systems successfully launched its first rocket in a test carried out in partnership with the Department…

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NASA Lunar Contractor Masten Space Files for Bankruptcy, Furloughs Staff

In January 2022, pioneering space infrastructure company Masten Space Systems was preparing for its first mission to the Moon. “It will be the first of many Masten missions,” said the…

Europe’s Water-Fueled Sat Propulsion Will Have 3D Printed Parts

Thales Alenia Space and Miprons have teamed up to develop a water-powered satellite propulsion system that will incorporate 3D printed components. The two European space companies announced the news in…

Launcher Assembles Its First 3D Printed Spacecraft for Upcoming Mission

California-based space startup Launcher is assembling its satellite transfer vehicle and hosted payload platform Orbiter ahead of its first mission, SN1. This flight hardware is scheduled to hitch a ride…

US Space Force Awards Launcher $1.7M Contract for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

It’s a whirlwind ride for up-and-coming startups in the booming private space industry. According to a Space Capital report, there have been $252.9 billion in cumulative global equity investments into…

Gilmour Space Unveils 3D Printed Rocket Engine as it Readies for 2022 Launch

Australian rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies is getting one step closer to its first commercial launch in late 2022. The pioneering launch services company known for its orbital-class hybrid rocket…

Boeing Subsidiary to Launch 3D Printed Satellite Structure

At the recent Satellite 2022 conference, held in Washington, D.C., Boeing subsidiary Millennium Space Systems announced that the company is planning to launch a 3D printed metal structure into orbit….

Terran Orbital To Go Public in $1.58B SPAC Deal

Terran Orbital will go public through a merger with blank-check firm Tailwind Two Acquisition (NYSE: TWNT) in a deal that would value the nano- and micro-satellite manufacturer at $1.58 billion….

Space 3D Printing at the Core of Australia’s New Space Manufacturing Network

As the private space industry continues to reinvent itself, driving a never-before-seen boom in orbital milestones, space technology, and investment, many countries are focusing on leveraging their own space sectors,…

3D Printed Rockets in the Works EOS and India’s Agnikul Cosmos

India’s space tech industry is preparing to scale spacecraft production as it races to launch small satellites into orbit next year. Like many leading companies and startups in the global…

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Private Space 3D Printing to Reach $2.1B by 2026, SmarTech Reports

There is no doubt that the commercial space sector is thriving. In the last two years, many private space businesses invested in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, paving the way for…