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BEYOND EARTH

Humanity’s defining achievements are products of boundless imagination, ingenuity and above all else, the drive to overcome the impossible. We admire those daring few who break through barriers, reach for the stars, make the unknown known, those who push the human race forward. While some see space as a distraction from life on earth, we see opportunity. A chance to lead innovation for the betterment of humanity; without purpose for personal glory nor personal gain. May Apis Cor dare to overcome the impossible and instill a new sense of belief and pride in humankind’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.

             - T. Ragno, Apis Cor CRO

 
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OUR NEW HOME

Apis Cor announces new headquarters location in our planet's premiere gateway to space! - Florida's Space Coast.

  • Home to leading rocket companies SpaceX, Relativity Space, Blue Origin, and many more.

  • Space Coast ranked #1 most highly concentrated High-Tech economy in Florida. 

  • Space Coast ranked 2nd strongest economic growth in country. - Milken Institute

 
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LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

Erebus Montes is a group of mountains in the Diacria quadrangle of Mars.

  • One of the few areas where abundant ice is available at low altitudes.

  • Low elevation facilitates entry, descent, and landing. 

  • Large atmospheric masses offer greater radiation shielding.

  • Large areas of flat terrain facilitates ground transportation.

  • HiRISE images indicate that loose regolith is available for construction purposes.

 
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3D PRINTED HABITATS FOR FIRST TO ARRIVE


As a part of this journey, the collaborative team of Apis Cor and SEARch+ became the finalist of the "3D-Printed Habitat Challenge", organized by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The main goal of the NASA competition is the promotion of additive technologies that are necessary to create an inhabited environment on Mars.

The goal of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is to foster the development of new technologies necessary to additively manufacture a habitat using local indigenous materials with, or without, recyclable materials. The vision is that autonomous machines will someday be deployed to the Moon, Mars or beyond to construct shelters for human habitation. On Earth, these same capabilities could be used to produce affordable housing wherever it is needed or where access to conventional building materials and skills are limited.

 

Phase 3 Level 1

NASA Mars Habitat Challenge 

For this level of the competition, teams had to additively construct a foundation slab without human intervention. The slabs were evaluated and scored based on multiple criteria, including strength, durability and material composition. To test their strength, a standard Olympic shot put was dropped on each slab three times to simulate a meteor strike. For durability, each slab was subjected to freeze/thaw tests, enduring temperature extremes.

 

Phase 3 Level 2

NASA Mars Habitat Challenge

For this level of the competition, teams had to additively construct a foundation slab without human intervention. The slabs were evaluated and scored based on multiple criteria, including strength, durability and material composition. To test their strength, a standard Olympic shot put was dropped on each slab three times to simulate a meteor strike. For durability, each slab was subjected to freeze/thaw tests, enduring temperature extremes.

 
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“This level prepares the teams for more difficult levels to come, and they had to do it autonomously, which adds an extra level of difficulty that will be necessary for space exploration,” said Monsi Roman, program manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenges. “Each of the skills tested in these levels will come into play for the final competition next spring.”

 

Virtual Design within NASA’s Phase 3 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.

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