Space Manufacturing CompaniesMaking things in orbit

Last updated: 2021-08-28

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Prometheus Space Technologies Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Space Robotics
In-Space Transportation 4) Early stage

Active Debris Removal, Space Robotics, Satellites structure.

Prometheus Space Technologies
Puli Space Commercial Rover,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Resources - Asteroid Mining
Space Arks,
3) Development

Fly the first Hungarian payload to the Moon.

Puli Space
Think Orbital Commercial Space Station,
Space Construction Company
Large Space Structures 3) Development

Designing and manufacturing high volume, cost-efficient habitable space structures for Low-Earth-Orbit and beyond.

Think Orbital
Space Zab In-Space Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing (3D printing),
Food for Space,
Medicine and Drugs
3) Development

Our flagship technology is an award winning liquid/semi-liquid 3D printer for edible and non-edible materials in mid 2019 (with China Space Exploration), and 2020 (China Space Exploration).

Space Zab
Braskem In-Space Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing (3D printing),
Material Recycling
2) Demonstrated

The Braskem Recycler will produce plastic feed stock that will be used in Made in Space’s additive manufacturing facility (AMF) aboard ISS.

Ardberg In-Space Manufacturing Food for Earth 2) Demonstrated

Founded in 1815 and based in Scotland, Ardbeg Distiller is the producer of one of the world’s most complex, single malt whiskies.

Space Roasters In-Space Manufacturing Food for Earth 6) Dormant

Using re-entry heat to roast coffee beans on a suborbital flight.

Space Roasters
Budweiser In-Space Manufacturing Food for Earth,
Food for Space
3) Development

Announced its intention to be the first beer on Mars.

Eden Grow Systems In-Space Manufacturing Food for Earth,
Food for Space
3) Development

Providing sustainable food and energy independence to local communities around the world, and one day, off it!

Solar Foods In-Space Manufacturing Food for Earth,
Food for Space
3) Development

Natural protein production anywhere by using air and electricity. 

Solar Foods
Aleph Farms In-Space Manufacturing Food for Space 2) Demonstrated

Aleph Farms' aim is to produce non-genetically modified food, which means using natural processes to grow meat to mimic the way it would develop in a cow.

Aleph Farms
Argotec In-Space Manufacturing Food for Space 2) Demonstrated

Public-private partnership to bring the authentic Italian espresso into the International Space Station (ISS).

Bake In Space In-Space Manufacturing Food for Space 6) Dormant

Initial goal is to conduct a series of technology demonstrations related to the production of fresh bread aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Bake In Space
CemVita Factory In-Space Manufacturing Food for Space 3) Development

CO2 Utilization platform mimics photosynthesis to produce nutrients and pharmaceutics for deep space exploration and industrial chemicals and polymers for energy sustainability.

CemVita Factory
DoubleTree by Hilton In-Space Manufacturing Food for Space 2) Demonstrated

At DoubleTree by Hilton, we pride ourselves on hospitality that’s out-of-this-world. That’s why we’re embarking on a mission to make our signature, warm DoubleTree cookie the first food baked fresh in outer space.

DoubleTree by Hilton
Zero G Kitchen In-Space Manufacturing Food for Space 2) Demonstrated

A Platform for Food Development in Space. Vision is to build a full kitchen suite in space.

Zero G Kitchen
Magna Parva (Kleos Space, In-Space Manufacturing) In-Space Manufacturing Large Space Structures 5) Concept

Developing a patented in-space manufacturing system that will provide a method of producing huge carbon composite 3D structures in space.

Magna Parva (Kleos Space, In-Space Manufacturing)
Orbital Assembly (Gateway Foundation) In-Space Manufacturing Large Space Structures,
Space Construction Company
4) Early stage

The first large scale Space Construction Company designed to build any structure in space quickly and with precision.

Orbital Assembly (Gateway Foundation)
Leap Biosystems In-Space Manufacturing Medicine and Drugs,
4) Early stage

Mission is to combine clinical medicine with innovation and disruptive technologies for human space exploration, while translating these back to provide cutting edge medical care here on Earth.

Leap Biosystems
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) In-Space Manufacturing Novelty,
2) Demonstrated

IFF has commercialized the unique space rose note, which is now a fragrance ingredient in a perfume called Zen developed by Shiseido Cosmetics (America).

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF)
Microgravity Research Associates In-Space Manufacturing Orbital Microfabrication 6) Dormant

Formed in 1979 for the purpose of engaging in materials processing in space.

Microgravity Research Associates
3D Bioprinting Solutions (Invitro) In-Space Manufacturing Organic Tissue 3) Development

First-ever experiment on 3D printing of live organic tissue and organ constructs using a bioprinter on board the International Space Station (ISS).

3D Bioprinting Solutions (Invitro)
LambdaVision In-Space Manufacturing Organic Tissue 3) Development

Aims to use the microgravity environment of the ISS to improve the manufacturing process for the company’s protein-based retinal implant that is capable of restoring vision in patients with retinal degeneration.

ACME Advanced Materials In-Space Manufacturing Silicon Carbide,
6) Dormant

ACME Advanced Materials is a US startup founded in 2014 to develop and produce unique materials in a microgravity environment.

ACME Advanced Materials
MoonFibre In-Space Manufacturing Space Construction Company 3) Development

An in situ resource utilization technology aiming to produce fibres-based materials made of lunar regolith, directly on the Moon.

Flawless Photonics In-Space Manufacturing ZBLAN 3) Development

Flawless Photonics is a small US and Luxembourg startup founded in 2017 with registered trademark FlawlessFiber™.
Advanced manufacturing company producing optical fibers LEO. Now with an exciting new partnership with the Luxembourg Space Agency,

Flawless Photonics
FOMS (Fiber Optic Manufacturing in Space) In-Space Manufacturing ZBLAN 2) Demonstrated

FOMS (Fiber Optics Manufacturing in Space) is a very small US startup founded in 2015.

FOMS (Fiber Optic Manufacturing in Space)
G-Space In-Space Manufacturing ZBLAN 4) Early stage

G-Space is a next-generation industrial company focused on developing new materials for the digital age such as transmission, sensing, data storage, and energy-efficiency. G-Space is the US representative of Le Verre Fluore.
A new product: ZBLAN (fluorozirconate) preforms for space manufacturing!

Physical Optics Corporation (POC) In-Space Manufacturing ZBLAN 3) Development

Physical Optics Corporation received a NASA SBIR project in 2016 for the amount of $125 000 to develop the Orbital Fiber Optic Production Module (ORFOM) from TRL2 to TRL4.

Physical Optics Corporation (POC)
Space Origami In-Space Manufacturing Molecular Assembly 4) Early stage

Growing the first 3D DNA Origami Crystal in space. DNA-Origami is a new technique in nanoscience that makes it possible to build self-assembling structures with nanometer precision

Space Origami
ABM Space In-Space Manufacturing,
3D Printing Electronics
Solar Sail,
5) Concept

EX-PL consortium in response to the Luxemburg initiative of supporting development of space resources mining from planetoids.

ABM Space
Made In Space (Redwire) In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Assembly
Large Space Structures,
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing),
Orbital Microfabrication
2) Demonstrated

Made In Space is a space-based manufacturing company founded in 2010, which started by making 3D printers usable in microgravity.

Made In Space (Redwire)
Skycorp In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Assembly,
Space Tug
Large Space Structures 4) Early stage

Skycorp's mission is to fundamentally transform the spacecraft industry, utilizing orbital assembly process, electric propulsion, and modular construction, to create applications unthinkable before.

Space Cargo Unlimited (Space-CU, Space Biology Unlimited) In-Space Manufacturing,
ISS Utilization Service
- 4) Early stage

Dedicated to seizing the potential of microgravity research for commercial applications on Earth.

Space Cargo Unlimited (Space-CU, Space Biology Unlimited)
DSTAR Communications In-Space Manufacturing,
ISS Utilization Service
Raw Materials 3) Development

Create an external material processing platform on the International Space Station with autonomous, high throughput manufacturing capability.

Apsidal In-Space Manufacturing,
ISS Utilization Service
Optical Fibers,
3) Development

Developing a Universal Glass Optics Manufacturing Module capable of processing various types of complex glass in space from which fibers, magnetic fibers, super-continuum sources, capillary optics and adiabatic tapers can be drawn.

ISS National Lab In-Space Manufacturing,
ISS Utilization Service
Research 1) Active

Responsible for managing all non-NASA research, and all investigations would require the capacity to utilize microgravity for Earth benefits.

ISS National Lab
Techshot In-Space Manufacturing,
Microgravity Research Payloads
Organic Tissue,
Microfluidic Chips,
Organs on chips (OOC),
Orbital Microfabrication
3) Development

A 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) developed by nScrypt and Techshot and designed to 3D print thick tissue and organs using adult stem cells will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the next SpaceX cargo resupply mission.

Tethers Unlimited (Amergint Technology) In-Space Manufacturing,
On-Orbit Servicing,
In-Space Assembly,
In-Space Communications Relay
Material Recycling,
Large Space Structures,
In-Space Internet
3) Development

Demonstrate in-space recycling and manufacturing to support long-duration manned space missions.

Tethers Unlimited (Amergint Technology)
Lunar Resources In-Space Manufacturing,
Resources - Energy
Moon 4) Early stage

Creating break-through technologies to facilitate the large-scale commercialization of the Moon.

Lunar Resources
Alginity In-Space Manufacturing,
Resources - Oxygen
Food for Space 6) Dormant

Autonomous food and oxygen supply at a lunar base.

Orbital Composites In-Space Manufacturing,
Space Construction Company,
Space Robotics
Space Construction Company 3) Development

Developing Additive Manufacturing of electronic composites enabling on-orbit manufacturing of large, precise, and resilient space structures like solar arrays, RF antennas and segmented optics. On-orbit manufacturing capability will provide increased reliability, reduced cost and accelerated deployment of large space structures compared to conventional launch systems. OC’s patented 3D printable quantum field antenna can be manufactured in pieces and assembled in-space or can be directly printed in-space. Incredibly large (>100m) antennas are possible at the fraction of the cost of current unfurlable antennas. Stealth communication is also possible. To reduce the production, transportation cost and mission system build rate, OC proposes manufacturing the entire structure of antenna array in the required orbit from its raw prefabricated material stock. OC can also 3D print the entire composite support structures. The technology can also be extended to make pressure vessels capable of supporting human-rated systems. All OC technology is dual use to reduce commercial risk.

Orbital Composites
Orbital Farm In-Space Manufacturing,
Space Tourism Support
Food for Space 4) Early stage

Building the world's most efficient commercial closed loop farm that can produce food anywhere on earth today and in space tomorrow.

Orbital Farm
Thales Alenia In-Space Manufacturing,
Space Tug
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) 2) Demonstrated

Europe’s very first 3D printer in space.

Thales Alenia
Deep Space Ecology In-Space Manufacturing,
Surface Habitats
Food for Space 4) Early stage

Cultivate a better world through robust, self-sufficient agro-ecological systems for the deep spaces of Earth and our solar system, or for your back yard and local farmers. Our mission is to make food accessible to everyone on Earth, Mars, and beyond.

Deep Space Ecology
Arundal Astronautics In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Production
4) Early stage

On Orbit Manufacture and Servicing Information studied at Arundal Astronautics.

Kiteleon Technologies In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Production
4) Early stage

We advance the state of the art of in-space assembly and manufacturing. Certified SDVOSB developing in-space manufacturing technology for Government and New Space architectures.

Kiteleon Technologies
Air Protein In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Production
Food for Earth,
Food for Space
3) Development

We are on a mission to feed the world with healthy, delicious foods made from the most sustainable source of protein.

Air Protein
Explaneta Space In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Production
Food for Earth,
Food for Space
4) Early stage

Explaneta Space Solutions is a practice-oriented think tank dedicated to developing smart solutions to improve habitability aspects on long duration space missions.

Varda Space Industries In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Production,
Microgravity Flight Service (Reusable Satellite),
Transport Service (Re-Entry)
3) Development

Space factories for Earth-bound products. In the near-term, Varda is laser-focused on manufacturing things off Earth that are highly valued on Earth. Over the long-term, Varda can build the infrastructure needed to enable humanity to industrialize space. 

Varda Space Industries
Vulcan Aerospace ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) 6) Dormant

Specialize in practical ISRU applications for use both on and off Earth.

Vulcan Aerospace
Metalysis ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Metal 3) Development

The Metalysis FFC Process for Extra-Terrestrial Oxygen Production from ISRU.

Sperospace ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Moon,
4) Early stage

We are building the solution to In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of lunar regolith to manufacture metal parts on the lunar surface.

OxEon Energy ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Moon,
Water ice
3) Development

Integrate an electrolysis technology to process ice and separate the hydrogen and oxygen.

OxEon Energy
Exoterra ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Oxygen,
3) Development

The Nano Icy Moons Propellant Harvester (NIMPH) is a CubeSat-scale In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) system which processes ice into liquid oxygen (LOx) and liquid hydrogen (LH2). A CubeSat-scale ISRU reduces costs by significantly reducing the mass of a mission, enabling lower cost sample return missions. Core technologies being developed involve miniaturization and design of miniature compressors and expanders for oxygen and hydrogen handling and water collection and distillation processes in micro-gravity.

Pioneer Astronautics (Voyager Space Holdings) ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Raw Materials 3) Development

The Extraterrestrial Metals Processing (EMP) system produces iron, silicon, and light metals from Mars, Moon, or asteroid resources in support of advanced human space exploration.

Pioneer Astronautics (Voyager Space Holdings)
Eta Space ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Raw Resources,
Resources - Hydrogen
Hydrogen 4) Early stage

Based on a proprietary electrochemical platform, SKYRE will electrolyse the ice water into its hydrogen and oxygen components and Eta Space H2RENEW™ will then compress and liquefy the hydrogen for use as fuel.

Planetoid Mines Company ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Resources - Asteroid Mining
Lunar Rover,
Raw Materials,
4) Early stage

Engineering zero gravity excavation and extraction equipment to support asteroid and planetoid mining infrastructure.

Planetoid Mines Company
Takasago Thermal Engineering ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Resources - Oxygen
Moon 3) Development

Aiming to utilize ispace’s lunar lander to send an experimental payload to the Moon in 2023—on HAKUTO-R’s second mission—targeting to conduct the first-ever water-splitting experiment on the Moon.

Takasago Thermal Engineering
Skyre ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Resources - Oxygen,
Resources - Hydrogen,
Raw Resources
Water ice,
3) Development

Based on a proprietary electrochemical platform, SKYRE will electrolyse the ice water into its hydrogen and oxygen components.

Airbus ISS Utilization Service,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
- 1) Active

Bartolomeo enables the hosting of external payloads in low-Earth orbit, on-board the International Space Station ISS.

Arkisys Microgravity Flight Service (LEO),
In-Space Assembly
3) Development

Arkisys is building one of the first Business Platforms in Space for new Technology Hosting, Satellite Integration, Assembly and Resupply.

Blue Origin Microgravity Flight Service (Suborbital),
Human Landing System,
Commercial Space Station,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
Orbital Microfabrication,
Nuclear Propulsion
3) Development

Our reusable suborbital launch vehicle is taking payloads - and soon you - to space.

Blue Origin
Space Industries Raw Resources,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Resources - Oxygen
3) Development

Developing the Lunar Resource Extraction Vehicle (LREV) to produce Helium-3 for use on Earth along with Hydrogen and Oxygen (water) for use on the Lunar surface and GIANT aerospace 3D printer.

Space Industries
Darkoob Resources - Asteroid Mining,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
3) Development

Safe, sustainable and economical resources extraction from celestial bodies

Exponential Deep Space Resources - Asteroid Mining,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
Prospecting 6) Dormant

In-Situ Resource Utilization for Exponential Growth of Deep Space Industries.

Exponential Deep Space
Insistent Galactic Operations (iGO) Resources - Asteroid Mining,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
Water 4) Early stage

We are a triple bottom line Space Resource startup focused on creating a future of abundance rather than scarcity.

Insistent Galactic Operations (iGO)
Lunar Water Supply Company Resources - Asteroid Mining,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
4) Early stage

We provide a clean and reliable source of water from the Moon, for use in off-earth applications. The extraction, purification, and storage of water on the Moon is our business.

Lunar Water Supply Company
Maana Electric Resources - Energy,
Resources - Oxygen,
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
Utility 3) Development

Strives to become the first utility company to service customers anywhere in the solar system, starting with energy and oxygen.

Maana Electric
Astrosport Space Technologies (XArc) Space Construction Company 3) Development

Astroport turns moon dust into bricks and materials for 3D construction printing of lunar infrastructure such as roads, habitats and landing facilities.

Astrosport Space Technologies (XArc)
ICON Space Construction Company,
Surface Habitats
3) Development

Space-based construction system to support future exploration of the Moon. ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity by using 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials.

Blackswan Space Robotics 4) Early stage

AI powered robotics ready to work in space.

Motiv Space Systems Space Robotics Moon,
2) Demonstrated

Motiv is a trusted robotics partner of NASA, JPL and private space companies, developing some of the most advanced space robotics in use today. Motiv’s robotics are powering Martian exploration, on-orbit assembly and more.

GITAI Space Robotics Robot Astronaut 3) Development

GITAI build the remote controlled robot to replace astronaut's operations in commercial space stations.

Rogue Space Systems Space Robotics,
On-Orbit Servicing
On-Orbit Servicing,
In-Orbit Inspection
4) Early stage

Rogue designs satellite vehicles and subsystems to provide on-orbit services to satellite operators both now and well into the future. Building from there, we look to provide a vital role in setting the standard for these services in support of the New Space Economy.

Rogue Space Systems
Space Machines Company Space Tug,
In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Logistics,
Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
In-Space Mobility
Large Space Structures,
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing),
Space Construction Company
4) Early stage

The most efficient space transportation service to deliver missions to Earth Orbit and Deep Space.

Space Machines Company
United Space Structures Surface Habitats,
In-Space Assembly
Large Space Structures,
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
4) Early stage

A robotics company for manufacturing and construction in space using 3D printing/additive manufacturing.

United Space Structures
Relativity Space Surface Habitats,
Space Construction Company
Space Construction Company,
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
3) Development

Building Humanity's Multiplanetary Future. We have a vision of scaling and sustaining an interplanetary society, with the goal of printing and launching the first rocket made on Mars. We believe in a future where interplanetary life fundamentally expands the possibilities for human experience. Our long-term vision is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.

Relativity Space
Crow Industries Transport Service (LEO-Moon),
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
In-Space Transportation,
Transport Service (In-Space),
Transport Service (LEO-GEO)
4) Early stage

Designs, develops, and deploys technologies to explore the harshest environments known to humankind, both on and off Earth.

Crow Industries
Space Labs Microgravity Science,
In-Space Manufacturing
Medicine and Drugs 4) Early stage

New cell developer in BioGravity™ via our BioFoundry™. By connecting the dots on orbit, we help find cures faster

Space Labs
Space BD In-Space Production,
In-Space Manufacturing
2) Demonstrated

JAXA Introduces a New Framework in High Quality Protein Crystal Growth Project Service ― Private business partner to produce results together.

Space BD