Factories in Space

The emerging in-space economy and in-space manufacturing fields offer potential for a new and potentially bigger industry than existing space sectors, including telecommunications, launch, and research. In-space manufacturing could serve as an enabler and first customer for asteroid mining, commercial space station, and utility companies in space. The Factories in Space database is the largest public database of companies active in the in-space economy and offers potential business opportunities for microgravity applications both for terrestrial and in-space use. The construction of factories in space could make use of the special properties of space to manufacture objects that could be difficult or impossible to manufacture on Earth, and space is far more voluminous than Earth’s surface for waste management.


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