Company - Microgravity Research Associates
- In-Space Manufacturing
- Orbital Microfabrication
- First launch
Plans to grow crystals in space, starting with gallium arsenide. The high-quality gallium arsenide crystals could, in principle, be used to make chips that would be much faster than the silicon chips used in most applications. Gallium arsenide can be made on Earth, but the crystal are imperfect and the circuits are not as fast as they could be.