DARPA Seeks Private-Sector Input on Capabilities to Build Large Structures on the Moon Written 8 February 2021

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Space News  reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking input from the space industry “about their capabilities to manufacture large structures on the moon” for a new project, which was announced Friday, called, “Novel Orbital and Moon Manufacturing, Materials and Mass-efficient Design.” DARPA Defense Sciences Office Program Manager Bill Carter said in a statement that the agency is looking to “develop foundational materials, processes, and designs needed to realize in-space manufacturing of large, precise and resilient Defense Department systems.” The agency is inviting “companies that have technologies in this area” to join a webinar scheduled for February 26. DARPA “does not intend to issue any contracts now but is doing market research for a future solicitation.”
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