Automation Unearthed: The Future of Manufacturing

S. Sonty
Space Tango,
United States


Extending our reach beyond Earth's gravitational pull presents unparalleled opportunities to revolutionize manufacturing. Advancements in robotics, automation, miniaturization, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and material science are accelerating the development of making products in space. This development is further propelled by a surge in global launch providers and resulting reduction in the cost per kilogram to orbit. Increased access to space will help alleviate common manufacturing bottlenecks such as supply chain issues, equipment downtime, and limited capacity, thus opening new frontiers for innovation and exploration. By harnessing cutting-edge technologies and leveraging more attractive unit economics, we will explore how automation and product focus will grow the space economy, shaping the future of both on-Earth and off-Earth Manufacturing paradigms.