Made In Space, Inc.

Made In Space, Inc.

Company developing space manufacturing technologies to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement.

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The company was founded in August 2010 by Aaron KemmerAaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen who met at Singularity University. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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The company was founded in August 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael SnyderMichael Snyder, and Mike Chen who met at Singularity University. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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The company was founded in August 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason DunnJason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen who met at Singularity University. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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Jason Dunn
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Made inIn Space, Inc. is a company developing space manufacturing technology to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement. They combine additive manufacturing (3D printing) with robotic assembly and autonomous quality verification to produce functional structures built in space.

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  • ProduceProduction of custom tools and parts, reducing the dependence on terrestrial resupply.
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The company was founded in August 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen who met inat Singularity University. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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Made In Space has been awarded numerous grants and contracts from NASA. In July 2019, Made inIn Space was awarded a $73.7M NASA contract to additively manufacture ten-meter beams onboard Archinaut One, a small satellite scheduled to launch in 2022.

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Manufacturing optimized structures in space such as communication antennae, large scale space telescopes, large surface area power systems, and other complex structures reduces volume limits for spacecraft.

Made In Space is a partner in the Archinaut project, a satellite set for launch in 2022. Onboard Archinaut One will be a Made In Space 3D printer and robotic arm to manufacture two ten-meter-long wings of solar arrays. This approach is estimated to produce five times more power than a traditional solar panel on a similar size spacecraft.

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Space Telescopes and Remote Sensing

The Optimast-SCI (Structurally Connected Interferometer) satellite employs extended structure manufacturing technology, validated in the Archinaut Development Program, to allow the deployment of a 10-50 meter optical boom interferometer from a smallsat bus. The satellite relies on autonomous, robotic in-space manufacturing and assembly to enable larger, effective apertures.

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Zirconium barium lanthanum aluminum sodium fluoride (ZBLAN) fibers have data transmission advantages compared to silica optical fibers. ZBLAN fibers manufactured on Earth contain flaws that cause signal loss making it commercially inviable. Earth's gravity causes the heavier elements to settle, and the lighter elements to rise to the top producing a non-uniform material.

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The Made In Space Fiber Optics (MIS Fiber) miniature fiber-pulling machine harnesses the unique properties of the microgravity environment to produce ZBLAN optical fiber. In January 2018, the first ZBLAN optical fiber was manufactured on the International Space Station (ISS). Made in Space has partnered with Thorlabs to industrialize the production of optical fiber in space.

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Made inIn Space's Industrial Crystal Facility (ICF) is designed to explore the growth and formulation of inorganic large single crystals and other exotic materials in microgravity. Terrestrial systems are either high-temperature frequency-limited or low-temperature and confounded by gravity effects. Intended applications include nonlinear optical single crystals and other relatively large material formulations, such as bulk single-crystal thin films and high-temperature optical fiber.

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Made inIn Space's VULCAN system combines several manufacturing technologies into one system to produce precision metallic, polymer and hybrid parts. Utilizing additive and subtractive manufacturing, VULCAN is able to produce high-strength, high-precision polymer and metallic components in orbit. The system can be upgraded by adding and adapting different tool setstoolsets or extruders.

Timeline

2019

ARCHINAUTArchinaut ONEOne MISSIONMission ANNOUNCEDAnnounced

2018

QUALIFYING ARCHINAUT FOR SPACEFLIGHT
Archinaut system Qualified for Spaceflight

Following a successful testing campaign of Archinaut’s extended structure manufacturing technology in a thermal vacuum, the Made In Space team demonstrateddemonstrates the in-space viability of both Archinaut’s additive manufacturing and robotic assembly technologies, qualifying the Archinaut system for spaceflight.

2017

DEVELOPING SPACE ENABLED MATERIALS

Made In Space launches its Optical Fiber payload to the International Space Station—the company’s groundbreaking technology aims to develop exotic optical fiber on orbit, paving the way for new classes of materials to be produced in space and for terrestrial applications.

2017

TESTING WITH NASA
Archinaut Testing

2017

Made In Space launches its Optical Fiber payload to the ISS

The technology aims to develop exotic optical fiber on orbit, paving the way for new classes of materials to be produced in space and for terrestrial applications.

2016

ARCHINAUTArchinaut PROGRAMProgram

Made In Space andpartners with NASA team up again to expand on the vision of in-space manufacturing with the Archinaut program. Archinaut is an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly capability that builds large scale space assets on-orbit.

2015

GLOBAL MANUFACTURING

Following a successful 3D Print mission, Made In Space builds and delivers for flight the AMF. A commercial 3D printing facility, it can be utilized by organizations across the planet to manufacture in space.

2015

Made In Space builds and delivers the AMF for Flight

Following a successful 3D Print mission the AMF a commercial 3D printing facility is delivered for flight.

November 24, 2014

First Parts Ever Manufactured Off-Earth

2013

NASA awards Made In Space a Phase I SBIR grant to develop the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) for the International Space StationISS

2011

Made In Space develops Additive Manufacturing that operates in Microgravity

August 2010

Made In Space is Founded
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Made in Space, Inc. is a company developing space manufacturing technology to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement. They innovate manufacturing techniques to work in zero gravity and space environments allowing for structures to be manufactured without the need for resupply from Earth. Made in Space combinescombine additive manufacturing (3D printing) with robotic assembly and autonomous quality verification to produce functional structures built in space.

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Made in Space was founded in 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities also in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

Manufacturing in space has many benefits, including:

  • Produce custom tools and parts, reducing the dependence on terrestrial resupply.
  • Reduced volume by launching dense 3D printer feedstock.
  • Structures aren't subjected to the forces during launch allowing more fragile designs that reduce mass.
  • Enable crafts to deploy large surface area power systems and reflectors.
  • Manufacture of space-enabled materials that cannot be produced on Earth due to constraints from gravity. Microgravity lets materials grow without encountering surfaces, and allows them to mix evenly and hold together without traditional supports.
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Funding

Made in Space has raised funding from venture capital investors as well as grants from NASA. Funding rounds investors include Type 1 Ventures, Space Angels, Starlight Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.

Company

The company was founded in August 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen who met in Singularity University. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

Made In Space has been awarded numerous grants and contracts from NASA. In July 2019, Made in Space was awarded a $73.7M NASA contract to additively manufacture ten-meter beams onboard Archinaut One, a small satellite scheduled to launch in 2022.

Type 1 Ventures, Space Angels, Starlight Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital have made investments in the company.

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Space Enabled ZBLAN Optical Fiber

Zirconium barium lanthanum aluminum sodium fluoride (ZBLAN) fibers have potential advantages compared to silica optical fibers. However, ZBLAN cannot be produced in high volumes on Earth because gravity makes it hard to combine ZBLAN’s elements into a uniform material. The heavier elements settle, the lighter elements rise to the top and crystals form as the material solidifies. Humidity also causes defects and crystals that reduce clarity and make the fibers brittle.

Space Optimized Structures
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Made in Space has sent ZBLAN manufacturing devices to the ISS and is developing new devices to increase yield.

Space Telescopes and Remote Sensing

Space Enabled ZBLAN Optical Fiber

Zirconium barium lanthanum aluminum sodium fluoride (ZBLAN) fibers have data transmission advantages compared to silica optical fibers. ZBLAN fibers manufactured on Earth contain flaws that cause signal loss making it commercially inviable. Earth's gravity causes the heavier elements settle, the lighter elements rise to the top producing a non-uniform material.

The Made In Space Fiber Optics (MIS Fiber) miniature fiber-pulling machine harnesses the unique properties of the microgravity environment to produce ZBLAN optical fiber. In January 2018, the first ZBLAN optical fiber was manufactured on the International Space Station. Made in Space has partnered with Thorlabs to industrialize production of optical fiber in space.

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The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is the first permanent commercial manufacturing platform to operate in low Earth orbit. AMF is installed onboard the ISS, since its versatility and durabilityactivation havein made2016 it a reliable resource for government and commercial customers since its activation in 2016. It has produced over 200 tools, assets, and parts in orbit.

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Made in Space's VULCAN system combines several manufacturing technologies into one system to produce precision metallic, polymer and hybrid parts. Utilizing additive and subtractive manufacturing, VULCAN provides theis capabilityable to advanceproduce manufacturinghigh-strength, high-precision polymer and metallic components in theorbit. microgravityThe environmentsystem can be upgraded by adding and pave the wayadapting fordifferent advanced,tool all-purposesets manufacturingor systemsextruders.

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The Plastic Recycler produced by Made In Space is a robust, semi-autonomous manufacturing facility capable of processing polyethylene (PE) raw materials into usable 3D printing filament for the AMF aboard ISS. The Recycler allowswill allow astronauts to convert plastic packaging and trash as well as objects previously fabricated by the 3D printer into feedstock to be reused by the printer.

People

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Role
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Aaron Kemmer

Chairman & Co-Founder

Jason Dunn

Director & Co-Founder

Michael Snyder

Chief Engineer & Co-Founder

Mike Chen

Board Member & Co-Founder

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

3D printers on the final frontier: Made In Space is building satellites that build themselves

Jon Evans

Web

September 2, 2019

Sparking the space economy

Debra Werner

Magazine

January 2020

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2010
Founded date
August 2010
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Timeline

2019

ARCHINAUT ONE MISSION ANNOUNCED

Made In Space is awarded a NASA contract to demonstrate Archinaut’s technology platform in space by building a smallsat power system on orbit.

2018

QUALIFYING ARCHINAUT FOR SPACEFLIGHT

Following a successful testing campaign of Archinaut’s extended structure manufacturing technology in a thermal vacuum, the Made In Space team demonstrated the in-space viability of both Archinaut’s additive manufacturing and robotic assembly technologies, qualifying the Archinaut system for spaceflight.

2017

TESTING WITH NASA

Made In Space demonstrates the in-space viability of the Archinaut technology during testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA Ames.

2017

DEVELOPING SPACE ENABLED MATERIALS

Made In Space launches its Optical Fiber payload to the International Space Station—the company’s groundbreaking technology aims to develop exotic optical fiber on orbit, paving the way for new classes of materials to be produced in space and for terrestrial applications.

2016

ARCHINAUT PROGRAM

Made In Space and NASA team up again to expand on the vision of in-space manufacturing with the Archinaut program. Archinaut is an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly capability that builds large scale space assets on-orbit.

2015

GLOBAL MANUFACTURING

Following a successful 3D Print mission, Made In Space builds and delivers for flight the AMF. A commercial 3D printing facility, it can be utilized by organizations across the planet to manufacture in space.

November 24, 2014

First Parts Ever Manufactured Off-Earth

Made In Space and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center remotely operate the 3D Print payload.

2013

NASA awards Made In Space a Phase I SBIR grant to develop the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) for the International Space Station

2011

Made In Space develops Additive Manufacturing that operates in Microgravity

Under a NASA Flight Opportunities Program contract.

August 2010

Made In Space is Founded
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The Plastic Recycler was developed through a partnership with Brazil-based, BraskemBraskem, Americas’ largest thermoplastic resin producer.

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Made in Space has raised funding from venture capital investors as well as grants from NASA. Funding rounds investors include Type 1 Ventures, Space Angels, Starlight VenturesStarlight Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.

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Made in Space has raised funding from venture capital investors as well as grants from NASANASA. Funding rounds investors include Type 1 Ventures, Space Angels, Starlight Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.

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The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is the first permanent commercial manufacturing platform to operate in low Earth orbitlow Earth orbit. AMF is installed onboard the ISS, its versatility and durability have made it a reliable resource for government and commercial customers since its activation in 2016. It has produced over 200 tools, assets, and parts in orbit.

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Made In Space, Inc.

Company developing space manufacturing technologies to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement.

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Funding

Made in Space has raised funding from venture capital investors as well as grants from NASA. Funding rounds investors include Type 1 Ventures, Space Angels, Starlight Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.

In July 2019, Made in Space was awarded a $73.7M NASA contract to additively manufacture ten-meter beams onboard Archinaut One, a small satellite scheduled to launch in 2022.

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Space Enabled ZBLAN Optical Fiber

Zirconium barium lanthanum aluminum sodium fluoride (ZBLAN) fibers have potential advantages compared to silica optical fibers. However, ZBLAN cannot be produced in high volumes on Earth because gravity makes it hard to combine ZBLAN’s elements into a uniform material. The heavier elements settle, the lighter elements rise to the top and crystals form as the material solidifies. Humidity also causes defects and crystals that reduce clarity and make the fibers brittle.

Made in Space has sent ZBLAN manufacturing devices to the ISS and is developing new devices to increase yield.

Space Enabled Industrial Crystals

Made in Space's Industrial Crystal Facility (ICF) is designed to explore the growth and formulation of inorganic large single crystals and other exotic materials in microgravity. Terrestrial systems are either high-temperature frequency-limited or low-temperature and confounded by gravity effects. Intended applications include nonlinear optical single crystals and other relatively large material formulations, such as bulk single-crystal thin films and high-temperature optical fiber.

Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is the first permanent commercial manufacturing platform to operate in low Earth orbit. AMF is installed onboard the ISS, its versatility and durability have made it a reliable resource for government and commercial customers since its activation in 2016. It has produced over 200 tools, assets, and parts in orbit.

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Hybrid Metal Manufacturing

Made in Space's VULCAN system combines several manufacturing technologies into one system to produce precision metallic, polymer and hybrid parts. Utilizing additive and subtractive manufacturing, VULCAN provides the capability to advance manufacturing in the microgravity environment and pave the way for advanced, all-purpose manufacturing systems.

Recycling in Space

The Plastic Recycler is a robust, semi-autonomous manufacturing facility capable of processing polyethylene (PE) raw materials into usable 3D printing filament for the AMF aboard ISS. The Recycler allows astronauts to convert plastic packaging and trash as well as objects previously fabricated by the 3D printer into feedstock to be reused by the printer.

The Plastic Recycler was developed through a partnership with Brazil-based, Braskem, Americas’ largest thermoplastic resin producer.

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Made in Space, Inc. is a company developing space manufacturing technology to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement. They innovate manufacturing techniques to work in zero gravity and space environmentsspace environments allowing for structures to be manufactured without the need for resupply from Earth. Made in Space combines additive manufacturing with robotic assembly and autonomous quality verification to produce functional structures built in space.

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Made in Space was founded in 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities also in Mountain View, CaliforniaMountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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Made in Space, Inc. is a company developing space manufacturing technology to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement. They innovate manufacturing techniques to work in zero gravity and space environments allowing for structures to be manufactured without the need for resupply from EarthEarth. Made in Space combines additive manufacturing with robotic assembly and autonomous quality verification to produce functional structures built in space.

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Made in Space was founded in 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities also in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, AlabamaHuntsville, Alabama.

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Made in Space, Inc. is a company developing space manufacturing technology to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement. They innovate manufacturing techniques to work in zero gravity and space environments allowing for structures to be manufactured without the need for resupply from Earth. Made in Space combines additive manufacturing with robotic assembly and autonomous quality verification to produce functional structures built in space.

Made in Space was founded in 2010 by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Michael Snyder, and Mike Chen. The company’s headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida with facilities also in Mountain View, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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Mountain View, California
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Made In Space, Inc.

Company developing space manufacturing technologies to support exploration, national security, and sustainable space settlement.

People

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Role
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Andrew Rush

President & CEO

Austin Jordan

Communications Manager

Justin Kugler

Vice President, Advanced Programs & Concepts

Kevin Dimarzio

Vice President, Business Development

Mindy Samaroo

Business Operations Manager

Nathan O’Konek

Executive Vice President, Strategic Development & General Counsel

Stan Sikorski

Chief Financial Officer

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Space Angels
Full address
8226 Philips Highway, Suite 102, Jacksonville, FL 32256 USA
Founded date
2010
Email address
business@madeinspace.us
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