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How 3D Printing will Conquer Mars

3D printing is helping to fulfill the ancient human dream of colonizing Mars. The desire of amateur astronomers, but also of NASA, Elon Musk and the European Space Agency ESA, all of whom want to establish a permanent Mars settlement by 2050, is within reach.

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RUAG prints lighter satellite parts

When it comes to space travel, lighter is better – provided other material attributes such as stability, heat and corrosion resistance remain the same. RUAG, a Swiss industrial concern that develops and manufactures parts for aerospace companies as well as for the space agencies ESA and NASA has 3D printed an antenna support structure for an Earth observation satellite.

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