Extra Terrestrial Manufacturing
Make in Space for Space | Make in Space for Earth
A research group at IIT Madras
The human endeavor to explore space like never before including creating settlements in far away locations, will require extensive time to be spent on-board a space craft just to reach there. In addition, the lure of micro-gravity and the advantages it offers to control, and tailor material structures cannot be ignored. The near future will require technologies that will enable manufacturing things in space - for use in space and, for bringing back to use on the earth.
ExTeM team presented their work in COSPAR 2022 conference at Greece.
ExTeM formed in Feb 2021
We are excited to have a CFI team (Team Abhiyaan) work with us
ExTeM Space Talks (Fireside chat) by Mr. Sanjay Nekkanti (Founder and CEO, Dhruva Space) and Mr. Dhinesh Kanagaraj
(Founder and CEO, Fabheads)
Asia Microgravity Symposium (AMS) 2023 is likely to happen at our IITM campus !
Around the World
Artemis I mission is likely to fly this week after the engine cooling issue
Change of plans in sample return mission from MARS by NASA-ESA
Japan’s JAXA plans Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) Mission to collect soil from Mars moon Phobos.
Eagerly waited Perseverance rover's first attempt to collect sample, comes up empty
NASA announces the ambitious Dragonfly mission (rotorcraft relocatable lander) to Saturn's Moon
We are a group of researchers at IIT Madras teaming up to focus our skill sets to develop technologies for manufacturing things in space for space use and for use back in earth.
We are developing a broad range of manufacturing technologies from concrete to polymer based medical diagnostic kits to single crystals and foams in micro-gravity environments.