In-Space Manufacturing as a Profitable and Investable Business

R. Roettgen
E2MC Ventures,


There are many known examples of use cases where in-space manufacturing provides material advantages over terrestrial manufacturing. Even the technological feasibility of such use cases has often already been proven as part of the thousands of experiments conducted on orbit. However, historically high costs of space operations meant that use cases were not economically viable. Now that the costs of space operations are dropping, economic viability is on the horizon. This talk will walk through the key elements of the unit economics of ISM and how ISM can become an investable business.