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Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch a Test Flight in 2022


Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch a Test Flight in 2022 ff-Earth manufacturing is set to take a giant leap a few years from now. NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. The "Archinaut One" demonstration craft will launch to low Earth orbit aboard a Rocket Lab Electron booster no earlier than 2022, NASA officials announced Friday (July 12). Once aloft, Archinaut One will 3D print two 32-foot-long (10 meters) beams, which will extend from each side of the spacecraft.    More



(Source: Space.com - Jul 14)

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