Russian spacewalking cosmonauts release world’s first 3D printed satellite from ISS

Russian spacewalking cosmonauts release world's first 3D printed satellite from ISS

In this image made from video provided by NASA, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky holds a mini satellite before launching it by hand from the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (NASA via AP) Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world’s first satellite made almost entirely with a 3D printer on Thursday. The satellites were launched manually by cosmonauts Fedor Yurchikhin and Sergei Ryazansky. One of the satellites, Tomsk TPU-120, was produced almost entirely using 3D printing technology, making it the first 3D printed satellite to be launched by Russia. Tomsk TPU-120 will be orbiting for around 6 months. […]

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