Made in Space Partners With Blue Canyon Technologies for Flight Demonstration
Made In Space has selected small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) to support the development of the spacecraft platform for the company’s upcoming Archinaut One mission.
With the flight demonstration mission, Made In Space plans to demonstrate how robotic manufacturing and assembly can enable new structures and assemblies on orbit, with the goal of constructing two ten-meter solar arrays, on orbit, to power an EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA)-class satellite. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than 2022.
“The implications of our ability to conduct 3D printing in space are endless and we’re proud to partner with Made In Space to make this mission a reality,” said George Stafford, founder and CEO of Blue Canyon Technologies. “More and more we’re finding that our spacecraft bus capabilities are enabling increasingly innovative technologies, changing the new space frontier and how we can leverage it.”