International Space Station to Launch World’s First 3D Printed Satellite Assembled at Tomsk Polytechnic University
Tomsk-TPU-120 satellite is the world’s first 3D printed satellite, built by scientists and students at Tomsk Polytechnic University. The satellite was launched by the Soyuz-2.1 carrier on march 31, 2016 from from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The satellite was delivered to the International Space Station on April 1st, 2016. The satellite includes scientific instruments including solar panels, battery, and on-board radio equipment.