In-Space Manufacturing of Large StructuresIn-space construction and assembly

Extracted subset of in-space manufacturing activities in the fields of large structures to ultimately enable and lead to the construction of unprecedented space structures and platforms. Can include booms, building materials, additive manufacturing, infrastructure, megastructures, additive construction, in-space construction, in-space assembly, space-based solar power, space stations and many more.

Last updated: 2024-01-01. Entries: 62

Name ISM Field ISM Destination ISM Process/Technology ISM Goods Status (ISM) Founded First Launch (ISM) Photo Logo
ABM Space Large Structures Space Thin Coatings Solar sail 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2011 Not announced ABM Space ABM Space
Above Space (Orbital Assembly) Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space Station 4) Early / Concept 2018 2024 Above Space Above Space (Orbital Assembly)
Additive Space Technologies Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing TBD 3) Development 2022 Not announced Additive Space Technologies Additive Space Technologies
AI Spacefactory Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Surface Habitats 3) Development 2017 Not announced AI Spacefactory AI Spacefactory
Airbus Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Radiation shield, Tools, Equipment 3) Development 1970 2023 Airbus Airbus
Anisoprint Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts, TBD 3) Development 2015 2024 Anisoprint
Arundal Astronautics Large Structures Space TBD TBD 4) Early / Concept 2016 Not announced Arundal Astronautics
Astrea (Astreia) Large Structures Surface In-Space Assembly Surface Habitats 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2019 Dormant Astrea Astrea (Astreia)
Astroport Space Technologies (XArc, Exploration Architecture) Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Building Materials, Bricks 3) Development 2020 Not announced Astroport Space Technologies Astroport Space Technologies (XArc, Exploration Architecture)
Automated Dynamics Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Boom 4) Early / Concept 1984 Not announced Automated Dynamics
Awake Aerospace Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space Station 4) Early / Concept 2020 Not announced Awake Aerospace
BAE Systems Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly TBD 3) Development 1999 Not announced BAE Systems
Bechtel Large Structures Surface In-Space Assembly Landing Pad 4) Early / Concept 1898 Not announced Bechtel
Blueshift (Outward Technologies) Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts, Building Materials, Oxygen 3) Development 2017 Not announced Blueshift (Outward Technologies)
Cislune Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Landing Pad 3) Development 2021 Not announced Cislune
DCUBED Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Boom 3) Development 2019 2024 DCUBED DCUBED
Hassell Studio Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Surface Habitats 4) Early / Concept 1938 Not announced Hassell Studio
HRL Laboratories Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Antennas 3) Development 1997 Not announced HRL Laboratories
ICON Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Surface Habitats 3) Development 2016 2026 ICON ICON
International Electric Company Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space-Based Solar Power 4) Early / Concept 1999 Not announced International Electric Company International Electric Company
Kilncore Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Thermal tiles 4) Early / Concept 2020 Not announced Kilncore Kilncore
KINETIK Space Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly TBD 4) Early / Concept 2022 Not announced Kinetik Space KINETIK Space
Kiteleon Technologies Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly TBD 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2020 Dormant Kiteleon Technologies
L3Harris (Eagle Technology) Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Antennas 3) Development 1998 Not announced L3Harris (Eagle Technology)
LavaHive Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Surface Habitats 4) Early / Concept 2015 Not announced LavaHive LavaHive
LodeStar Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing 4) Early / Concept 2022 Not announced LodeStar
Longhurst Engineering Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly TBD 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2010 Dormant
Luna Innovations Large Structures Surface Mechanical Press Building Materials 4) Early / Concept 1990 Not announced Luna Innovations
Lunar Resources Large Structures Earth Vacuum Deposition Mirrors, Solar arrays, ZBLAN 4) Early / Concept 2018 Not announced Lunar Resources Lunar Resources
Magna Parva (Kleos Space, In-Space Manufacturing) Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Boom 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2005 Dormant Magna Parva (Kleos Space, In-Space Manufacturing)
Mainstream Engineering Corporation Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Thermal tiles 3) Development 1986 Not announced Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Maxar (SSL) Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Antennas 3) Development 1957 2025 Maxar Maxar (SSL)
Mitsubishi Electric Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Antennas 3) Development 1921 Not announced Mitsubishi Electric
Nanoracks Large Structures Space Friction Milling TBD 2) Demonstrated 2009 2022 Nanoracks Nanoracks
OffWorld Large Structures Surface In-Space Assembly Structures, Infrastructure 3) Development 2016 2027 Offworld OffWorld
OHB Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Boom, Spare Parts 3) Development 1958 Not announced OHB OHB
Opterus Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Trusses 3) Development 2019 Not announced Opterus Opterus
Optomec Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts 3) Development 1982 Not announced Optomec
Orbit Recycling Large Structures Space Recycling Building Materials 4) Early / Concept 2018 Not announced Orbit Recycling Orbit Recycling
Orbital Composites Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Solar arrays, RF antennas, Segmented optics 3) Development 2018 Not announced Orbital Composites
Orbital Matter Large Structures Earth Additive Manufacturing Boom, Solar arrays 4) Early / Concept 2022 Not announced Orbital Matter
Orbital Outpost X (Space Villages) Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space Station 4) Early / Concept 2021 Not announced Orbital Outpost X Orbital Outpost X (Space Villages)
Planetoid Mines Company Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Boom, Landing Pad, Antennas 4) Early / Concept 2009 2024 Planetoid Mines Planetoid Mines Company
Raven Space Systems Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Re-entry Capsule 3) Development 2020 Not announced Raven Space Systems Raven Space Systems
Redwire Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Crystals, Optical Crystals 2) Demonstrated 2010 2023 Redwire Redwire
Redwire (Made in Space) Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts, Tools 2) Demonstrated 2010 2016 Redwire Redwire (Made in Space)
Redwire (Made in Space) Large Structures Earth Additive Manufacturing Boom 3) Development 2010 2024 Redwire Redwire (Made in Space)
Relativity Space Large Structures Surface Additive Manufacturing Surface Habitats 3) Development 2016 Not announced Relativity Space Relativity Space
Rhea Space Activity (RSA) Large Structures Space Vacuum Deposition Mirrors 3) Development 2018 Not announced Rhea Space Activity (RSA)
Skycorp Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space Tug 3) Development 1998 Not announced Skycorp Skycorp
Solar Space Technologies Large Structures Earth In-Space Assembly Space-Based Solar Power 4) Early / Concept 2019 2027 Solar Space Technologies Solar Space Technologies
Solaren Large Structures Earth In-Space Assembly Space-Based Solar Power 4) Early / Concept 2006 Not announced Solaren
Space Applications Services Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space-Based Solar Power 1987 Not announced Space Applications Services
Space Foundry Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts 3) Development 2019 Not announced Space Foundry Space Foundry
Tethers Unlimited (ARKA, Amergint Technology) Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Boom, Antennas , Trusses, Solar arrays 3) Development 1994 2018 Tethers Unlimited Tethers Unlimited (ARKA, Amergint Technology)
TGV Rockets Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts 3) Development 1998 Not announced TGV Rockets
Thales Alenia Space Large Structures Space Materials Processing Spare Parts 2) Demonstrated 2007 2015 Thales Alenia Thales Alenia Space
ThinkOrbital (Think Orbital) Large Structures Space In-Space Assembly Space Station 3) Development 2021 Not announced Think Orbital ThinkOrbital (Think Orbital)
Ultra Tech Machinery (The HEH Group) Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Spare Parts 3) Development 1986 Not announced Ultra Tech Machinery (The HEH Group)
United Space Structures Large Structures Space Additive Manufacturing Surface Habitats 4) Early / Concept 2009 Not announced United Space Structures United Space Structures
Uplift Aerospace Large Structures Surface Materials Processing Bricks 4) Early / Concept 2020 Not announced Uplift Aerospace
ZeCoat Corp Large Structures Space Vacuum Deposition Mirrors 3) Development 2011 Not announced ZeCoat Corp