Navigation on this site is not optimized for your browser

Please use a recent version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge to get the most out of the experience.

Find a modern browser

White paper - Microgravity for materials & manufacturing

In space, microgravity lets materials grow without encountering walls, and it allows them to mix evenly and hold together without traditional supports. Building or manufacturing in microgravity can reduce defects observed on Earth.

Materials of all types can have their physical properties enhanced if there are fewer defects in the material structure. Synthesizing materials in microgravity reduces defects since gravitational forces (buoyancy, convection, and sedimentation) drive defect formation. Characterizing materials (measuring certain physical properties) is also more accurately done in microgravity without gravitational interference.

Microgravity can also provide for an environment for optimal layering of films. The lack of sedimentation allows the film to form more evenly when the coating is applied and hence to smooth, uniform and very thin coatings.

Making ZBLAN glass terrestrially results in the formation of tiny imperfections leading to decreased quality. Initial demonstrations by US companies have shown that it does not happen in microgravity.

If you want to read the full white paper on the topic, please contact us below with message “White paper – Microgravity for Manufacturing & Materials”.

Also surely refer to the link of Factories in Space below.

10x-100x
decreasing launch costs with in-space manufacturing

This website uses cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies to adjust your preferences, analyse traffic and measure the effectiveness of campaigns. You consent to the use of our cookies by continuing to browse this website.
  • Analytics

    Google Tag Manager

    Cookie from Google Tag Manager allows us to set up and manage the sending of data to the different analysis services listed below (e.g. Google Analytics)

    Analytics

    Cookie from Google Analytics allows us to anonymously count visits, the sources of these visits as well as the actions taken on the site by visitors.

    Storage time 12 months

  • Essentials

    epic-cookie-prefs

    Cookie that remembers the user's choice of cookie preferences

    pll_language

    The server saves the language chosen by the user to display the correct version of the pages

    Storage time 12 months

This website uses cookies

We use cookies and similar techonologies to adjust your preferences, analyze traffic and measure the effectiveness of campaigns. You consent to the use of our cookies by continuing to browse this website.