3 Companies Developing Game Changing Technologies



Merrill Lynch the wealth management division of Bank of America predicts that the space industry will be worth close to three trillion dollars in 30 years what will that even look like well there are companies trying to establish space tourism such as glue origin Virgin Galactic and Orion span others one of mine asteroids for resources like deep space industries and planetary resources and today we're going to explore three companies who are developing in space construction technologies currently space stations have to be cylinder-shaped in order to maximize the volume capacity of the launch vehicle but by constructing structures in space we'll be able to build incredible structures like space supports only found in science fiction and this takes us to the first company orbital assembly orbital assembly is the business arm of the Gateway foundation which is the organization behind the mega spaceport the Gateway but more on that in a bit so orbital assembly aims to be the first turnkey space construction company designed to build any structure in space quickly and with precision orbitals chief architect dr. Thomas bilker worked more than 20 years as both scientists and engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and worked on NASA's Voyager Cassini and Genesis missions the company's near-term goal is to assemble small to medium size projects and they are currently developing drones that will be used on those projects but in the long term orbital assembly wants to eventually build a structure that is truly astonishing they want to build the gateway which looks like it's straight out of a sci-fi movie here is a rendering of the gateway next to the International Space Station and other space stations throughout history it's absolutely massive so the Gateway will be a spaceport with artificial gravity that measures 488 meters wide and 76 meters deep Orbital's vision for the Gateway is to be a stopping point for people traveling to and from Earth people traveling to earth from colonies on the moon and Beyond will travel to the gateway on what the foundation calls true spaceships and then they will travel between the earth and the Gateway on shuttles the Gateway will have a crew of 150 and the guest capacity of 1,250 the Gateway has four main components first is the hub measuring 150 metres wide this is where the control room storage and view port is located second is a shuttle bay it's 120 metres wide it's a 2 deck component that will facilitate transfers between earth shuttles and lunar and interplanetary craft the bay contains eight large cargo airlocks 10 gates and 14 activity pads to move spacecraft around the third component as the LGA was stands for lunar gravity area which makes up the rest of the disk area measuring 300 meters wide as the name suggests the artificial gravity produced is similar to the gravity experienced on the moon which is around 20% of what you experience here on earth the LGA consists of a large open-air gymnasium a restaurant a Japanese garden and park a concert hall food court and a casino beneath that layer there is the LGA habitation area which is a layer of hotel rooms and the fourth component is the Mars gravity area or mga making up the outer ring of the structure measuring over 480 meters wide the mga produces artificial gravity that is close to what you would experience on Mars at 30% of the gravity you feel here on earth the mga will consist of a series of apartments and condos that will house around 1,000 residents in order to construct such a massive structure orbital assembly plans to use a method called block construction which is used in modern shipbuilding and involves connecting prefabricated sections in order to do this they plan and develop the gateway segment assembly line or G cell the way it works is materials are delivered to the G cell its robotic arms receives framing material and then places them in staging areas then the G cell systematically constructs the gateway segment down the automated assembly line and is carried out by drones each segment taking 26 minutes to complete then the drones take the segment to the construction site to be connected to the rest of the Gateway where it's welded by other drones and the G cell will be able to be reconfigured so it can construct wedge-shaped segments for the LGA edge and the mga ring so this is obviously all talk at this point when I'm definitely gonna keep an eye out for any developments on orbital assembly because it would be so awesome to some day travel to the Gateway okay the second company aiming to develop in space construction technology is made in space or Mis Mis was founded in 2010 by Erin Kemmer and their overarching vision involves helping to establish an off earth economy which they believe will enable humanity to spread out into the solar system from 2011 through 2014 Mis was awarded a number of Small Business Innovation research grants from NASA for the purpose of designing a 3d printer to be tested on the International Space Station the ISS they developed the zero-g printer which was delivered to the ISS on board SpaceX commercial resupply mission for on September 23 2014 in August 2017 M is built another 3d printer that printed at 85 centimeter beam in a thermal vacuum chamber that mimicked space light conditions and that printer went on to print a 37 meter long beam which is a Guinness world record for the world's longest 3d printed non assembled piece and this was an important milestone because this technology allows the capability to adaptively manufacture things in space on demand and this printer is a component of the Argonaut which is a nasa-funded project to develop a technology platform that enables autonomous manufacturing and assembly of large scale structures in space the ARCA NOC is essentially a 3d printer with three robotic arms in order to build the Argonaut mis is teaming up with Northup Grumman who is developing the electronics and software along with the Applied Technology company motion Earring who is developing the robotic arms with the AR Kanak structures in space will be produced at a lower cost and will no longer be bound to the confines of a launch vehicle the way it works is raw materials will be launched to the Argonaut then the design will be beamed to the Argonaut which then manufactures the component parts and finally assembles the structure a prototype of the AR cannot is slated to be launched to the ISS in 2019 and hopefully we will see it at work next year now let's move on to the last company tethers unlimited tethers unlimited is based out of my home state of Washington it was founded in 1944 by physicist and engineer Robert Hoyt along with physicists and science fiction writer Robert forward their mission is to build a robust in space economy that will serve the people of Earth and enable humanity to become a spacefaring Society since its founding tethers unlimited has been awarded dozens of research contracts from NASA DARPA and other government agencies through these contracts they developed robotic assembly fabrication navigation sensor and other advanced technologies but today will focus on there in space manufacturing technology namely the spider fab system similar to maiden spaces are cannot the spider fab cyst aims to combine 3d printing technology with the robotic assembly technology the spider fab is an in-space manufacturing system or suite of technologies capable of constructing large objects in space it's a multi-armed robot that fabricates structural elements and joins the pieces together like a web those pieces are manufactured in space using compact materials that are easily launched like spools of thread to form large trust based structures tethers have developed a prototype device that demonstrates the ability to create the trusses called a truss a leader in order to fund the development the companies was awarded numerous contracts including a 750 thousand contract from NASA in 2014 here's a demonstration video of the truss a later converting spools of carbon-fiber feedstock into a high-performance carbon fiber trust at a rate of 5 centimeters per minute the foil looking material on the sides are mock solar panels and here is a demonstration video of the robotic assembly technology as an industrial robot equipped with vision based software that enables it to locate the trusses and assemble structures and the company hopes that the spider fab system will have opportunities to construct structures such as big radio antennas spacecraft booms and solar arrays in the next decade or so but CEO and founder Hoyt has much bigger plans beyond that here's a quote from Hoyt from 2014 he said our really long term objective for all of this work is to eventually enable the use of Institute resources to construct the infrastructure in space needed to support humanity's expansion throughout the solar system end quote tethers unlimited will eventually combine and integrate the technologies and someday build a factory in space capable of building the infrastructure for a self-supporting economy in space which is estimated to be worth 3 trillion dollars in 30 years and thanks to emerging and space manufacturing technology it's going to be awesome all right that's all I have for now I hope you enjoyed your journey if you did please leave a like and subscribe I am Neil scribe and I'll see you on the next journey hey guys I'd like to thank my pal Phillip Sabah's for suggesting this topic this was another awesome topic to explore and that got me thinking about the future as launched cost continues to drop I think it's time to start expanding what we believe is possible at space and I'm so excited to someday see massive space ports in cislunar space to see moon bases and asteroid mining there are so many space related companies who are working towards these awesome concepts there will likely be hundreds of others that will spring up as the space economy grows and it's going to be so awesome to explore them all here at neo scribe so I'd like to send a huge thank you to quarantine and 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31 Comments

  1. NeoScribe said:

    0:14 Expand “YOUR” mind (face palm) lol

    May 22, 2019
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  2. João de Carvalho said:

    I wonder what a thousand residents will do in the Gateway. Some will serve snob clients that do not want robot attendants. But what about the rest? Will they have any ability that a machine can not do?

    May 22, 2019
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  3. Bondy said:

    Construction on the Moon makes more sense. Then ship out to space as modules that connect together. However seriously, below a certain scale, it makes no sense at all. You have to basically be looking at a significant sized city to make all this viable and then you would need raw materials from the Moon. None of this tech can actually be used to construct livable habitat modules. None of this explains how the raw materials are sourced. That needs a proper exploration, mining, processing and manufacturing factory, based on the Moon. If it's shipped from Earth then you might as well ship out completed and tested modules, just as they currently do. That said, I recon it could become pretty boring up there, if all you are preoccupied with is movies & entertainment, restaurants and casinos, all of which exist here on Earth. A Moon visit would be far more interesting, i.e. visiting different locations on the Moon via a rocket short hop space craft type vehicle, as well as having all the enjoyment amenities described. Moon exploration where the real fun is and then eventually Mars 20 years later.

    May 22, 2019
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  4. nightlightabcd said:

    This would cost trillions of dollars!!!It's not going to happen!

    May 22, 2019
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  5. Jeff Boothby, R.F. said:

    Add moon dust to the printer material and we've got a huge source to utilize without having to launch from Earths surface

    May 22, 2019
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  6. Brazilian Dude said:

    Sad thing that unless we get really lucky and radical life extension happens in our life time, 95% of us will never see this

    May 22, 2019
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  7. Roy Lancaster said:

    Music info at 11:10? Great times to be alive! Thanks for videos.

    May 22, 2019
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  8. J said:

    Why in fuc haven't NASA already done this??

    May 22, 2019
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  9. ben pool said:

    enough with the loud stupid music already

    May 22, 2019
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  10. Bondy said:

    Beyond satellites, still waiting on the business case showing where the money will be made. Not saying it can't happen. Would be nice to see data demonstrating where and why.

    May 22, 2019
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  11. J-C Bertrand said:

    Very ambitious & fun but we should put the infrastructure here on Earth that makes sure that every human being in existence has enough to eat from the day they’re born to the day they die for free (cause we need food to survive, right?). Only then should we pursue these incredible feats of engineering in space. Just saying – http://www.humanityparty.com/one_world_government/mobile_website/phone/index.html

    May 22, 2019
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  12. jigga jaw said:

    I was really hoping that "game changing" had died. I think we all were.

    May 22, 2019
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  13. Outcast100 said:

    Or we could just use the moon which is already there ass a "gate way" also has water/ice and moon dust for building pourposes, and has some G's about 17% earths gravity…not 30% and would be further than this space station/gateway but hey its free.

    May 22, 2019
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  14. Willy Makeit said:

    Great, I’ll be 96, how mf’ing wonderful!

    May 22, 2019
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  15. Ken Murray said:

    How is it a Gateway? Why would moon/mars ships carry so much extra fuel to be able to decelerate to dock there? Call it an orbital hotel instead. P.S. Didn't bother watching the rest of the video after that.

    May 22, 2019
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  16. Tinku Mandi said:

    Very good

    May 22, 2019
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  17. UB3RFR3NZY said:

    Spider fap.

    May 22, 2019
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  18. Ash Perry said:

    I love this shit man!! I just wish I could live another 50 years to see how far this goes.

    May 22, 2019
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  19. antonio325i said:

    Who is dreaming this up?

    May 22, 2019
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  20. Peter Frazier said:

    I really enjoyed this video. Curious to see the cultures that will emerge from the full time staff

    May 22, 2019
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  21. Allen Sparks said:

    I'm down as long as the narrators in space know to say what they have written. You said 1944 what you wrote was 1994.

    May 22, 2019
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  22. Richard Deese said:

    ALSO – I've been saying for years that 3D printing is crucial to any long-term space mission / colonization effort. Fabrication is obviously critical as well. Another thing we need is better propulsion tech. We need rockets that can burn most any fuel; as well as the ability to operate in different modes: straight up rocket, ion drive, etc. A mix of technologies is what will succeed. tavi.

    May 22, 2019
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  23. The Flying Dropbear said:

    without imagination we cannot innovate, without innovation we cannot imagine. creativity is everything and seeing the human race reaching for the stars and creating their own nations in space is everything that I had ever hoped for, I am not the most scientifically inclined person, but I love seeing us aiming for newer heights.

    May 22, 2019
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  24. Kenneth James said:

    Man, Elon really got into this guys head. I'm all for being optimistic but wth with the "gateway?"

    May 22, 2019
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  25. Rian Dolan said:

    these companies are dreaming, what a shame

    May 22, 2019
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  26. O LOF said:

    what is the name of the song that plays from 0:14 to 0:30 ?
    thanks

    May 22, 2019
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  27. Larry Roberts said:

    OK—– Listen Orbital Assembly. Take a lesson from Space X MORON.. Start small with something the size of the current space station (give or take). Then grow once you have proven yourself. Not to mention that your space port section defies the laws of Physics. Are you some kind of kid.

    May 22, 2019
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  28. J Shysterr said:

    I can one hotel sign now, "Please don't jump over the guests"

    May 22, 2019
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  29. J Shysterr said:

    If Alexandria Cortez has her way the space program will look like that episode of the Flintstones's where Barney makes a rocket to the moon from a hollowed out log and a giant rubber band.

    May 22, 2019
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  30. Jim Abbey said:

    All will NOT happen this is just fantasy space BS

    May 22, 2019
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  31. Dan Lewellyn said:

    Nothing like this can be built until the space junk issue is addressed.  Anything that big is just a target for the junk we have put in orbit.  An impact would have catastrophic consequences.

    May 22, 2019
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