A 3D-Printed Satellite
A 3D-Printed satellite is a satellite that is built using 3D Printing technology. This process involves using a 3D Printer to layer materials such as metal, plastic, or ceramic to create the components of the satellite.
3D Printing technology for satellite construction offers several benefits, including reduced weight, increased efficiency, and the ability to quickly and easily create customized designs. This can also result in cost savings and faster turnaround times for satellite production.
3D-Printed satellites have already been launched and are currently in orbit around the Earth. For example, in 2018, NASA launched a small satellite called the “CubeSat,” partially built using 3D Printing technology.
Boeing increases use of 3D printing to speed up production of WGS military satellite.