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Additive Manufacturing on the Moon

Ort: Bremen Human Space Exploration Seminar - online
Beginn: 19. Januar 2022, 13:30 Uhr
Ende: 19. Januar 2022, 15:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Enrico Stoll

Chairholder of Space Technology, TU Berlin

19th January 2022 – 13:30 ECT via zoom


The sustainable use of resources is a concept that must be extended from Earth to planetary surfaces. Research on lunar exploration has for decades focused on the use of the in-situ resources to simplify logistics and reduce costs. Technological advances in robotics and 3D printing are favoring innovations in the emerging field of extra-terrestrial process technologies. The MOONRISE project at the Chair of Space Tech-nology of TU Berlin, for example, demonstrated additive manufacturing of regolith already under microgravity and lunar gravity. The talk will give an overview on the lunar exploration research at the chair. The development of a lunar simulant system is high-lighted together with the technology development for mobile 3D printing on the Moon.

Enrico Stoll holds a diploma degree (2004) in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Dresden after studies at MAI, Moscow and UNSW, Sydney. He finished his PhD at the Institute of Astronautics at TU Munich in 2008. Thereafter, he was a postdoctoral research fellow of MIT's Space Systems Laboratory. Subsequently, he joined RapidEye/Blackbridge as a systems engineer for their remote sensing satellite constellation. During that time he was also a guest lecturer at FU Berlin and received a bachelor’s degree in mathe-matics from the University of Hagen. He was the head of the Institute of Space Systems at TU Braun-schweig from 2014 to 2021 and focusing on space debris, satellite technology, and lunar exploration.


Bremen Human Space Exploration Seminar

The seminar takes place every third Wednesday of the month at 13:30 ECT online via zoom and consists of a 40-minute talk followed by a 40-minute discussion.

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