SAN FRANCISCO – NASA awarded a $ 73.7 million contract to Made In Space to produce an additional ten meter beam on board Archinaut One, a small satellite planned to be marketed in 2022. arrays that generate up to five times the power of traditional solar panels of spacecraft of a similar size, "NASA said in its July 12 release.
Archinaut One is scheduled to start in New Zealand as early as 2022. Electron Spacecraft
"Space production and installation are indisputable players and major opportunities for future space exploration," said Jim Reiter, an associate administrator of NASA Space Technology Missions Directorate. "By taking a leading role in the development of this transforming technology, the United States will retain its leadership in exploring the cosmos as we progress with the astronauts of the Moon and then on Mars."
The July July Made In Space contract began in 201
Archinaut Partners of Northrop Grumman, NASA Ames and NASA Reactive Driving Laboratory
Technology like Archinaut has important applications for future space missions because it can lead to the orbit of large communication antennas, space telescopes, power systems and reflectors. 19659002] Through Tipping Point, NASA provides funding to technology companies with NASA and commercial applications. Companies contribute at least 25% of the costs of these public-private partnerships.