Rocket Lab Successfully Launches First Mission for NASA

Rocket Lab’s year has been bookended nicely with successful launches. The startup, which uses 3D printing for its rockets’ primary components, including the engine, launched its second rocket and reached…

Agile Space Propulsion Pursues 3D Printing for Rocket Thrusters

Colorado-based company Agile Space Propulsion was born from the expertise of Daudi Barnes, who has been working in the spacecraft propulsion industry since 1998. Agile Space Propulsion has a specific goal:…

NASA Successfully Tests 3D Printed Copper Combustion Chamber

NASA is constantly bringing additive manufacturing into use on projects, whether it’s 3D printing rocket engine parts or launching 3D printed CubeSats into space. For several years, NASA has been…

3D Printed Rocket Thrusters Could Change Small Spacecraft Industry

3D printing has made a place for itself firmly in the center of the aerospace industry, with the technology being used to fabricate rocket engines and components, satellites and more. Even…

Zero 2 Infinity Gets Ready to Blast Off with 3D Printed Rocket Engine

3D printing and other advanced technologies are making many things more accessible, and one of those is outer space. Companies such as Zero 2 Infinity are offering average people the opportunity…

NASA Develops New 3D Printing Method for Fabricating Rocket Engine Nozzles

Rocket engine nozzles are complex and expensive to manufacture, due to the fact that they operate in extreme temperatures and pressures from the combustion process. Additive manufacturing, however, like with…

NASA Fires Up RS-25 Engines with 3D Printed Components to Highest Power Level

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been working together for several years now to make RS-25 engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. Numerous updates have kept us intrigued,…

Skyrora Uses Advanced Manufacturing, 3D Printing for Soon-to-Launch Rocket

In recent years, small satellites, or smallsats, have been in high demand. Less expensive and easier to launch than a full-sized satellite, smallsats and CubeSats can be launched into space…

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne Complete Successful Hot-Fire Test of RS-25 Engine, Containing Its Largest 3D Printed Component Yet

Two years ago, NASA awarded aerospace and defense company Aerojet Rocketdyne a $1.6 billion contract to supply the agency with its RS-25 rocket engines until 2024, which will be used…

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