Redwire, a Florida-based provider of mission critical space solutions, has announced the acquisition of US-based on-orbit space manufacturing technology company Made In Space, Inc. (MIS), the company said.
The acquisition also includes Luxembourg-based Made In Space Europe, based in Luxembourg and a sister company to the US organization, which provides space-capable robotic systems to the global space industry.
Founded in 2010, MIS was the first company to perform additive manufacturing in space and specializes in on-orbit manufacturing and assembly, zero gravity materials development, and human space exploration manufacturing solutions. Over the last 10 years, MIS has teamed with NASA on several space manufacturing projects including the Archinaut program, an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly capability that builds large scale space assets on-orbit. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, MIS has additional offices in California, Alabama, and Ohio.
The acquisition demonstrates Redwire´s continued investment in differentiated space technology that enables next generation space infrastructure and exploration solutions. MIS products and technologies will enhance Redwire´s existing technology portfolio which includes space sensors and payloads, flight hardware, and exploration spacecraft.
AE Industrial Partners, LP (AEI), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense and government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, launched Redwire in June 2020 through the combination of portfolio companies Adcole Space and Deep Space Systems.