Basalt plays an important role in 3D-printing surface habitat on the Moon and Mars where it is abundant and easily accessible within the regolith.
Quarantine restrictions imposed over the spread of COVID-19 prevented the AI SpaceFactory team from following the TERA project schedule.
The research paper reveals the information about novel basalt fiber-reinforced ABS-plastic to be used for 3D-printing on Mars.
Having won 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, AI SpaceFactory is building eco-friendly basalt composite habitat on the Earth.
AI SpaceFactory has won the first place in 3D Printing Habitat Challenge for the biopolymer basalt composite 3D printing solution.
NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge focuses on developing a habitat concept for Mars explorers. 3D printed technologies and indigenous materials are an indispensable condition for teams to present a project.