space industry

Sierra Space’s New Engine Uses Agile Space’s 3D Printed Preburner for Better Propulsion

In one of the latest developments in the private space industry, Sierra Space, in collaboration with Agile Space Industries, has created the largest ever in-space bi-prop hydrazine engine, the VRM5500-H….

India’s Agnikul Lands $24M in Series B Funding, Fueling Space 3D Printing Innovation

In a significant development for India’s emerging space technology sector, Agnikul Cosmos has raised Rs 2 billion (roughly $24 million) in a Series B funding round. The news comes as…

$27M UBS Credit Boosts SWISSto12’s Satellite 3D Printing Venture

In a major boost to the European satellite industry, SWISSto12, one of the fastest-growing satellite and Radio Frequency (RF) product manufacturers, has secured CHF 25 million ($27.3 million) in credit…

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Daring AM: ArianeGroup Advances Europe’s Reusable Rockets with Successful Testfire

Despite setbacks in the global space industry, such as Relativity Space’s recent failure to launch a 3D printed rocket and the closure of Virgin Orbit, European Ariane rockets are gained…

Daring AM: Prepare to 3D Print in Space

NASA is laying the groundwork for the future of space 3D printing. Producing spacecraft, rocket components, advanced materials, and larger structures directly in orbit will revolutionize traditional off-Earth manufacturing. As…

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Virgin Orbit Closes Up Shop

With so many innovations in 3D printed space hardware, it’s sad to witness the demise of Virgin Orbit  (NASDAQ: VORB). At its peak, the brand was valued at $3.7 billion….

Rocket Manufacturer Orbex Secures £40.4M to Help Power its Micro-Launcher

Orbex, a UK-based startup developing small satellite launch technologies, has raised £40.4 million ($45.7 million) in Series C funding, building on its £48 million ($54.4 million) raised since 2017, plus…

Sidus Space’s Hybrid 3D Printed Satellites to Get AI Software

In the New Space industry, a revived generation of space companies is tapping into plenty of unexplored opportunities, private funding, advances in next-generation technology, and a renewed interest in space…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 9, 2022

We’ve got loads of things to tell you about in this week’s roundup! There are multiple events, both in-person and virtual, as well as numerous webinars on a variety of…

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…

Asteroid Hopping Robot Reinforced with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber

A novel robot designed for low gravity could be the key to future asteroid exploration. Dubbed SpaceHopper, this three-legged “hopping” robot is described as a revolutionary mobility platform that will…

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…

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…

Aussie Space 3D Printing Advances with AU$52M Grant to Gilmour Space

Gilmour Space Technologies is one of the most active companies in Australia’s emerging commercial space sector. Since 2013, it has been developing low-cost hybrid launch vehicles for small satellites using…

X-Bow Exits Stealth Mode with Solid 3D Printed Rocket Motors

Space technology company X-Bow Launch Systems has emerged from stealth mode to reveal its solid-fuel rocket motors, along with a suite of small launch vehicles for both orbital and suborbital…

3D Printed Rocket Firm to Lead Reusable Rocket Market in China

Carrier rocket developer Deep Blue Aerospace looks forward to becoming the only commercial rocket company in China to compete with SpaceX’s launch vehicle technology. After four years of developing its…

Space 3D Printing Firm ADDMAN Buys Castheon; Second Acquisition in a Month 

Focused on deepening its space industry expertise, ADDMAN Engineering acquired Castheon, a laser powder bed fusion process developer and leading provider of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for mission-critical space applications….

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‘Leaked’ Elon Musk Email Raises Specter of Raptor Production Issues, SpaceX Bankruptcy

Is SpaceX going to Mars? Will the Raptor engines help launch the Starship super-heavy rocket any time soon? Will SpaceX go bankrupt? These and many more questions have been raised…

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VELO3D Revenue Tripled in Third Quarter After Going Public, Announces Europe Expansion

For the quarter ending September 30, 2021, metal 3D printing leader VELO3D reported the first financial results following its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: VLD) following…

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….

Fitted With 3D Printed Parts, Lucy Spacecraft Is Off to Explore the Trojan Asteroids

The first mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids is finally underway after NASA’s solar-powered spacecraft Lucy launched on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on…

Space 3D Printing and Nanostructures: How Goodman Technologies Pioneers New Space Tech

In the last few years, the private space industry has created a cost-competitive ecosystem as the boundaries of space exploration expand. While a growing number of private firms are heavily…