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3D-Printed Modular Satellites Are In The Works

Although it only takes Boeing 11 days to build a 737, it takes the company much longer to build a satellite. In fact, less than 10 satellites are made a year using their customized manual assembly practices. So what can be done to combat the issue? The answer lies in a solution many manufacturers and engineers are turning to 3D printing.

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JAXA's Space Junk Cleanup Takes A Turn For The Worse

We reported on the efforts that space agencies around the world make to put an end to the growing space junk in our atmosphere. Most recently, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed an electrodynamic tether (EDT) to clean up the mess. We now have an update on the project, and it didn't go according to plan.  

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