SELF-PROPELLED SUSTAINABLE EXPLORATION

Jerome Wright: "The cost of launching the necessary conventional propellants from Earth are enormous for manned missions. Use of sailing ships could potentially save more than $10 billion in mission costs."

Solar sail with printed control circuits


Made in situ from asteroid metal


Sail is the container for the metal

Developed by ABM Space Sp. z o.o.

The project awarded with
AIRBUS-MERCK Sustainable Exploration Prize at SPACE EXPLORATION MASTERS 2017

Golden Fleece – Metallic Coatings for Intelligent Solar Sails from In-Situ Resources

THE EXPLORATION VISION

SATURATION
of the Solar System with supplies

SUPPLY ORBITS
and sail control

Pick up of available packages at suitable locations

Flexible electronics for space and Earth

Medical materials with nanosilver

Space metal recycling paradigm

Spacesuit components

Habitat components

LET’S PRINT GOLD