Changing Earth to Moon Supply Mission Strategy
The cost of traveling from Earth to the Moon's surface is rather significant; it would be an extreme waste of both money and resources to wait for supply missions to sustain permenant habitation. Space Copy aims to reduce these costs by providing in-situ lunar manufacturing.
Problem → Solution
Space Copy is the first multi-purpose interplanetary manufacturing device that combines lunar regolith sampling, spectral data analysis, and 3D printing into one mechanism. Space Copy works to reduce the costs of frequent payload service missions, and well as reduce the amount of pollution and debris emitted by continuous resupply missions sent to the lunar surface to sustain long-term human presence by providing an in-situ resource utilization technology to be used directly on the Moon and Mars to create supplies needed to sustain human life.
Introducing A New Technology For In-Situ Resource Utilization
Space Copy is the first multi-purpose device that combines lunar regolith sampling, data analysis, and 3D printing into one mechanism. Space Copy works to reduce the costs of frequent payload service missions, and well as reduce the amount of pollution and debris emitted by continuous resupply missions sent to the lunar surface to sustain long-term human presence. Space Copy can provide an innovative solution to the aerospace industry's greatest challenges in a reliable and efficient manner.
Make In-situ resources for fixing, spare and retrofitting
The utilization of local resources to construct the lunar habitation will lower the amount of material launched from Earth, thereby boosting the outpost's economic feasibility and sustainability.
Space Copy uses (FTIR) to create spectral analysis data of the chemical composition of lunar regolith obtained by astronauts in situ. The data obtained is categorized into tables and charts using algorithmic machine learning technology, which can be sent back to Earth for further studies.
Our Next Milestone
Our next stage is to build a full-scale 3D printer capable of dealing with different compositions of the lunar regolith. And use FTIR/Raman technology to get the chemical composition of lunar regolith and then mix it with other minerals to get desirable properties.
WHY Space Copy?
An innovative approach, using a new method of manufacturing.
Space Copy uses additive manufacturing, a process that builds parts in a pool of UV-curable photopolymer resin using a computer-controlled laser that to traces out and cure a cross-section of the part design on the surface.
In a Reliable and Efficient Manner