Ascent Technology LLC

SATED enables astronauts to custom create fresh meal entrees based on nutritious and long-lasting food ingredients.

Home cooking in-orbit
or on other planets

Pulling pizza out of SATED

SATED (Safe, Tidy, Efficient and Delicious) is a patent protected cooking appliance that operates in Zero-G as well as Lunar, Mars and Earth gravity levels. SATED utilizes a precisely heated tubular cooking rotor that food ingredients are sequenced into. The rotor is spun on its axis to create inner artificial gravity forces that press food ingredients into conductive thermal contact with the safely heated inner surface. After cooking operations, the cylinder is stopped and the cooked creation is drawn out from the rotor.

Home made Pizza from fresh space grown mushrooms, bell peppers, freeze dried sausage, and cheese with a tangy tomato sauce on a crispy wheat and cheese crust. Pizza like this, or your own special favorite, can be quickly and easily made in 20 minutes; even millions of miles from home, using ingredients that are shelf stable many years into a mission.

Fresh savory Quiche made from dried egg crystals, tomatoes, chives, mushroom, and dill ingredients with a toasted, freeze dried cheese and almond flour crust. Full of protein, fats, vitamins, carbs, texture, and flavor.

Moist, delicious Lemon Cake with frosting, sprinkles*, and safe LED candles for a special shared celebration with someone back home or a crew mates birthday.

*See Tidy reference below.

Crispy Persian Tahdig made with slow simmered** rice, saffron, and a little oil, for an ethnic delicacy in zero-G.

**Note that SATED’s unique centrifugal cooker simmers and boils foods with ease.

Space crews and explorers will relish fresh healthy foods, creative culinary expression and community with every shared meal. On the ground, everyone from students to politicians will understand the reality of commercializing space where anyone will still be able to savor their own personal favorites from home.

SATED: Safe Appliance, Tidy, Efficient & Delicious stands for:


  1. Intrinsically limited maximum cooking temperatures cannot burn or smoke ingredients. ISS-SSP 51721
  2. Touch screen indicator shows when ingredients are Pasteurized for use with in-situ farmed ingredients.


  1. Temperature limits never carbonize residues so that the cooker requires only a damp towel for cleanup.
  2. Companion Downflow preparation and eating station (not shown) captures floating particles.*


  1. Foods shown average 350 grams and require less than 120 watt-hours to produce.
  2. Boiling 100 ml of water to steam requires 92 watt-hours equaling 68% thermal efficiency


  1. Able to fry, boil, simmer, bake, mix, layer, weigh and toast food ingredients.
  2. Flavor reactions: Maillard reaction, protein binding, gelatinization, cell rupture and caramelization.

About: Ascent Technology LLC of Boulder, Colorado performs R&D in support of spacefaring.

Mission: Enable travelers, crews and explorers the means and ability to safely cook and share familiar comfort and healthy foods in deep space, on board orbiting platforms, and inside habitats on the Moon and Mars.