• Celestial Sphere – Sky Dome

    This project is an astronomy educational tool teaching about stars’ constellations, where the user can pick and choose any constellation they would like out of 15 different ones. The dome is manually rotatable so the user can...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Inside the digital clock from a Soyuz spacecraft

      We recently obtained a clock that flew on a Soyuz space mission.1 The clock, manufactured in 1984, contains over 100 integrated circuits on ten circuit boards. Why is the clock so complicated? In this blog post,...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • ISS Tracking Lamp
    ISS Tracking Lamp

      The ISS Tracking Lamp is a Internet connected lamp which constantly tracks the ISS and displays it location on Earth’s surface (printed in 3D). The lamp also displays the sunny side of Earth with Neopixels! So,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 3D printers in space: NASA releases open source files

    Crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) recently put a very interesting thing into orbit—a 3D printer. The printer, created in tandem by Lowe’s and a company called Made in Space, could be used to produce...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Students successfully launch Vulcan-1 rocket with fully 3D printed engine

    A team of students from UC San Diego’s Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS UCSD) program successfully launched their Vulcan-1 rocket this past Saturday (May 21, 2016), making it the first rocket with a...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Connect to a Satellite in Open Source

    Mach 30 and Southern Stars created a project for a low cost (and open source) satellite ground station to get in touch with SkyCube (see http://www.southernstars.com/skycube) Welcome to the Ground Sphere CubeSat Ground Station. This is a joint project...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • SpiderFab will allow on-orbit Fabrication in outer Space

    SpiderFab technology  from Tethers Unlimited will enable on-orbit fabrication: TUI is currently developing a revolutionary suite of technologies called “SpiderFab” to enable on-orbit fabrication ofof large spacecraft components such as antennas, solar panels, trusses, and other multifunctional...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • ESA wants to create a Lunar Base with 3D printing

    “Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to test the feasibility...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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