In-Space Manufacturing of Pure SubstancesRaw materials

Extracted subset of in-space manufacturing activities resulting in pure substances or raw materials such as water, oxygen, hydrogen, propellants, helium-3 and metals. These fields are often commonly defined as ISRU or space resources, which can still fall under the definition of ISM as fabrication of raw material from mined resources.

Last updated: 2024-01-01. Entries: 29

Name ISM Field ISM Destination ISM Process/Technology ISM Goods Status (ISM) Founded First Launch (ISM) Photo Logo
Airbus Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Oxygen, Metals 3) Development 1970 2023 Airbus Airbus
Braskem Pure Substances Space Recycling Plastic feed stock 2) Demonstrated 2002 2019 Braskem Braskem
CisLunar Industries Pure Substances Space Recycling Metals 3) Development 2017 Not applicable CisLunar Industries CisLunar Industries
Diatomic Space Pure Substances Surface TBD Oxygen, Water, Propellant 4) Early / Concept 2022 Not announced Diatomic Space
Eta Space Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Hydrogen, Oxygen 4) Early / Concept 2019 2024 Eta Space Eta Space
Ethos Space Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Water 3) Development 2022 Not announced Ethos Space
Exoterra Pure Substances Space Electrolysis Hydrogen, Oxygen 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2011 Not announced Exoterra Exoterra
Hanwha Systems Pure Substances Space Materials Processing Water 3) Development 1977 Not announced Hanwha Systems
Helios Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Oxygen, Metals 3) Development 2018 2025 Helios Project Helios
Honda Motor Co Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Water 3) Development 1948 Not announced Honda Motor Co
L'Garde Pure Substances Surface Concentrated Solar Oxygen 3) Development 1971 Not announced L'Garde
Lunar Water Supply Company Pure Substances Surface TBD Water 4) Early / Concept 2020 Not announced Lunar Water Supply Company
Metalysis Pure Substances Space Electrolysis Oxygen 3) Development 2016 Not announced Metalysis
Northrop Grumman Pure Substances Space Concentrated Solar Metals 3) Development 1994 Not announced Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman
OxEon Energy Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Ice, Hydrogen, Oxygen 2) Demonstrated 2017 Not announced OxEon Energy OxEon Energy
Paragon Space Development Corporation (Final Frontier Design) Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Water 3) Development 2010 Not announced Paragon Space Development Corporation (Final Frontier Design)
Pioneer Astronautics (Voyager Space Holdings) Pure Substances Surface Disproportionation Iron, Silicon 3) Development 1996 Not announced Pioneer Astronautics (Voyager Space Holdings)
Regolithix Pure Substances Surface TBD Oxygen 4) Early / Concept 2021 Not announced Regolithix Regolithix
Shackleton Energy Pure Substances Surface Beneficiation Water 5) Dormant / Cancelled 2007 Dormant Shackleton Energy Shackleton Energy
Skyhaven (Reactive Innovations) Pure Substances Surface Sabatier Reactor Hydrogen, Methane 3) Development 2017 Not announced Skyhaven (Reactive Innovations)
Skyre Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Hydrogen, Oxygen 3) Development 2007 Not announced Skyre
Solar System Resources Corporation Pure Substances Space Beneficiation Helium-3 4) Early / Concept 2020 2028 Solar System Resources Corporation
Space Industries Pure Substances Surface Beneficiation Helium-3, Water, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Infrastructure, Structures 3) Development 2018 Not announced Space Industries Space Industries
Space Mining Technologies Pure Substances Surface TBD Water, Propellant, Oxygen, Hydrogen 4) Early / Concept 2017 Not announced Space Mining Technologies
SpaceGold Pure Substances Surface Materials Processing Metals 4) Early / Concept 2019 Not announced SpaceGold SpaceGold
Takasago Thermal Engineering Pure Substances Surface Electrolysis Water, Oxygen 3) Development 1923 Takasago Thermal Engineering
Terraxis Pure Substances Space Pyrolosis Water, Metals 4) Early / Concept 2020 Not announced Terraxis
Thales Alenia Space UK Pure Substances Surface Materials Processing Oxygen 3) Development 2007 Not announced Thales Alenia Thales Alenia Space UK
TransAstra (Trans Astronautics Corporation) Pure Substances Space Materials Processing Water 3) Development 2015 Not announced TransAstra TransAstra (Trans Astronautics Corporation)