In December 2020, we built a small-sized factory of approximately 200 square meters to support the production capacity of developing, testing, and manufacturing prototypes of our technology including satellite components, batteries, robots and other advanced materials. This factory comprises three zones which are cutting edge additive manufacturing (3D Printer), Clean Room, and advanced material facilities.
Cutting edge additive manufacturing (3D Printer)
Additive manufacturing or also known as 3D printing technology is a tipping point technology development due to its fabrication capabilities. Our printers can print both metal and plastic components. The special feature is the fact that we can print larger metal prototypes unlike other manufacturers that can only print small plastic units.
- Fast prototyping for fast development
- Dual-purpose Production
The production can be used for prototyping or actual functionality in both spacecraft components, power systems, and autonomous robots.
- Tailor-made 3D printer for mu Space products; massive and intricate parts.
Advanced material facilities
Extreme testing conditions for advanced materials
Example: testing of extreme thermal condition
A facility that conduct a research material to support the space applications such as satellites or mu Space’s products
A facility where pollutants like dust, airborne microbes, and aerosol particles are filtered out in order to provide the cleanest area possible used for research and also used in material fabrication.
A power system is a fundamental system for every technology, therefore, we have developed and manufactured fundamental devices that will be used with our technology. At Factory 0, we focus on developing fundamental concepts by designing each component to meet the requirements of each task. We use Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) parts such as battery cells and electronics circuits to assemble an integrated battery pack according to our design for use in robots, satellites, UPS, among others.
Most of our early robotic parts were developed at Factory 0. This included structure, powertrain, electronics and integration. At Factory 0, we focused on developing deep detailed parts from readily available COTS parts such as on-board computers, sensors, aluminum profile, and motors. Factory 0 was also a breeding ground for the early stages of our AI development including the training and testing of our robotics navigation platform.