NASA administrator examines technology for in-space manufacturing

NASA administrator examines technology for in-space manufacturing

A Florida-based company is gearing up for a demonstration of how a spacecraft can assemble itself while in orbit, and is aiming to launch the capability next year.

On Tuesday, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson stopped by Redwire Space (NYSE: RDW) in Jacksonville to get a firsthand look at the hardware that’s coming together for the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing 2 (OSAM-2) mission. It will show how a spacecraft can use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to create and assemble components in space.

In the case of OSAM-2, otherwise known as Archinaut One, the craft will create a surrogate solar array.

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