Manufacturing In Space


View of satellite over Earth

UNH’s Olson Center (under the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences) will lead a consortium road mapping effort on in-space manufacturing with NASA, Purdue University, University of Alabama, Physical Sciences Inc., and Southwest Research Institute through a grant awarded from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The goal of the road map is to explore ways to commercialize, industrialize and democratize space by creating a manufacturing ecosystem off earth. Over the next year and a half, the center will conduct four workshops to gain stakeholder input for the roadmap.


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Next Workshop: June 13th 2023




Workshop's Presentation Slides: 





Next Workshop: June 13th 2023

Questions about the In Space Manufacturing Grant or, workshop can be emailed to with the subject line, In Space Manufacturing. 

Next Workshop: June 13th 2023

The next workshop, ISAM Sustanaibility: ISRU and Space Junk will be June 13th in Durham NH

Registration is Required.

If you or your company would like to attend, email Please include your name, title, company name and a small paragraph on your expertise related to ISAM sustainability.


Monday June 12th
6:00-9:00 Dinner and networking (location to be announced)
Tuesday June 13th
Workshop at the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, 121 Technology Drive, Durham NH 03824
8:30-9:00 Light Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks
9:10-11:00 Breakout Sessions
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Breakout Sessions
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Breakout Sessions
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Breakout sessions
4:00-8:00 Tour of the Olson Center with hors d'oeuvre and networking
Breakout session topics:
  • In situ resource utilization
  • Decision support tools (financial/ROI and Technical) for product and habitat repair, reuse and recycling
  • Autonomous assessment technologies, e.g., vision and inspection, supporting ISAM 6R
  • In-orbit Reuse, Repair, Recycle:
    • Habitats
    • Products
  • Space debris scavenging

*Topics are subject to change

There is a room block for Holiday Inn Express in Durham NH at 2 Main Street, Durham NH 03824.
The group discount code is IRM. Guests may start calling to reserve their own rooms at any time or go to our Holiday Inn Express Durham, N.H. website and enter their arrival and departure dates.  Select group rate and enter the code IRM. The rooms and rate will appear.
If you would prefer to stay in Portsmouth NH during your trip the following hotels are recommended but, there are many options in Portsmouth NH: 
- The Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown at 100 High Street Portsmouth NH 03801 (603-431-1499) 
-The Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downton at 23 Port walk Place Portsmouth NH, 03801 (603-430-3033)


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