Pioneering Supercomputing in Space

Atlas Manufacturing and the Spaceborne Computer

Atlas Manufacturing is playing a crucial role in advancing supercomputing technology in space through our collaboration on the Spaceborne program. With our expertise in high-precision manufacturing, Atlas has crafted the critical housing for the Spaceborne Computer, which has successfully orbited the Earth over 8,900 times aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Supercomputing in Orbit

The Spaceborne Computer is a groundbreaking project aimed at demonstrating that advanced supercomputing technologies can operate effectively under the harsh conditions of space, including microgravity, radiation, and power fluctuations. This initiative allows astronauts and researchers to process data right on the ISS, significantly reducing the time taken to send data back to Earth for analysis. For a deeper look into the specifics of the Spaceborne Computer, you can explore the ISS National Lab’s detailed explanation of the program and ServeTheHome’s comprehensive review of its capabilities and features.

Atlas’s Contribution

Atlas’s contribution to this project highlights our commitment to innovation and our capabilities in precision engineering. The housing we manufactured protects the supercomputer against the extreme conditions of space travel, enduring speeds of 17,500 miles per hour and gravitational forces 2.8 times that on Earth during launch.

Impact and Future Opportunities

The success of the Spaceborne Computer opens new possibilities for space exploration and data handling, setting the stage for more complex missions, including potential manned missions to Mars. As the technology behind the scenes, Atlas is proud to extend our reach from global to interstellar.

Expanding Horizons: Atlas’s Vision for the Future of Space Exploration

Atlas Manufacturing continues to stand at the forefront of technology and innovation. The intact Atlas logo aboard the ISS after traveling almost 229 million miles not only symbolizes our reliability and quality but also our aspirations to push the boundaries of what’s possible, both on Earth and beyond.

By supporting missions like the Spaceborne Computer, Atlas not only contributes to significant advancements in space technology but also demonstrates our capability and ambition to tackle complex, cutting-edge projects.


Xavier has always been captivated by the intricate dance between technology and manufacturing. His journey began in Minnesota, working for a local manufacturing company, and this early experience laid the foundation for his deep-rooted connection to the industry. With a family legacy in manufacturing, Xavier's insights are enriched by both personal and professional experiences. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to exploring and writing about the transformative impact of technology on the manufacturing sector. As a guest blogger on Atlas Manufacturing, Xavier shares his unique perspective, weaving together stories of innovation, tradition, and the future of manufacturing.