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Rocket Manufacturer Orbex Secures £40.4M to Help Power its Micro-Launcher

Orbex, a UK-based startup developing small satellite launch technologies, has raised £40.4 million ($45.7 million) in Series C funding, building on its £48 million ($54.4 million) raised since 2017, plus…

Relativity Space’s Gets 150 Acre Expansion at NASA Stennis for 3D Printed Aeon R Engines

A new 150-acre expansion at Relativity Space‘s facilities in NASA Stennis Space Center could give the rocket manufacturer a momentous opportunity to disrupt a multi-billion dollar private space industry. With…

Agnikul Cosmos Patents 3D Printed Rocket Engine Ahead of Test Launch

Indian space startup Agnikul Cosmos was granted a patent for the design and manufacturing of its single-piece, 3D printed rocket engine. Comprising the main five components of a rocket engine…

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China’s Deep Blue Aerospace Uses Farsoon Large Format Metal 3D Printing to Build Rockets

We’re in for an eventful 2022 in the Chinese space sector. At least 95,000 space-related enterprises are booming; space tourism operators plan to lift off for the first time in…

Hypersonics Research Takes Flight with VELO3D Metal 3D Printers at Purdue

“Supersonic” is clearly one of the biggest buzzwords in the aerospace sector these days. Supersonic air travel is that which occurs at speeds between just above the sound barrier (Mach…

OneWeb Satellites to Launch on Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rocket in $1.2B Contract

Disruptive rocket manufacturer Relativity Space has signed a multi-year agreement with broadband constellation company OneWeb to launch its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites starting in 2025. As part of the…

Launcher Assembles Its First 3D Printed Spacecraft for Upcoming Mission

California-based space startup Launcher is assembling its satellite transfer vehicle and hosted payload platform Orbiter ahead of its first mission, SN1. This flight hardware is scheduled to hitch a ride…

AMCM ups the Game in 3D Printed Rockets with World’s Biggest Aerospike Engine

The leader in powder bed fusion printers, EOS and its sister company AMCM are stepping up their efforts to advance 3D printed space propulsion. Just last week, the company announced…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 20, 2021: New Releases & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Launcher announced a successful hot fire test of its 3D printed rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. BCN3D Technologies has released its new…

Space Force Awards $88M to Rocket Lab, SpaceX, ULA and Blue Origin

Commercial space companies are heralding a new phase in the space race as they lay down the groundwork for the future of space exploration. More than ever before, space agencies…

3D Printed Rockets in the Works EOS and India’s Agnikul Cosmos

India’s space tech industry is preparing to scale spacecraft production as it races to launch small satellites into orbit next year. Like many leading companies and startups in the global…

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Private Space 3D Printing to Reach $2.1B by 2026, SmarTech Reports

There is no doubt that the commercial space sector is thriving. In the last two years, many private space businesses invested in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, paving the way for…

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Launcher’s Rocket 3D Printing Gets a Boost from New VELO3D Metal 3D Printer

Space startup Launcher adds a second VELO3D metal printing system to its Long Beach, California facility to upgrade its additive manufacturing practices. A developer of high-performance rockets for small satellites,…

Rocket 3D Printing Takes Off: Rocket Lab Debuts on Nasdaq

“Space is open for business,” said Peter Beck, CEO and Founder of next-generation launcher manufacturer Rocket Lab during the company’s debut on the Nasdaq. In honor of the occasion, the…

Three Rocket Lab Spacecraft with 3D Printed Engines Ordered by Varda Space

Rocket engine 3D printing firm Rocket Lab has signed a significant deal with Varda Space Industries, agreeing to provide the new space startup with three of its Photon spacecraft for…

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Pangea and Aenium to Use NASA Additive Superalloy for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

Spanish startups Pangea Aerospace and Aenium Engineering will have the exclusive capabilities to develop and industrialize advanced 3D printed propulsion systems in Europe made from an innovative copper-alloy material created…

Launcher Acquires AMCM M4K Printer to 3D Print Whole Engine Combustors on Site

Back in 2018, the CEO and founder of rocket company Launcher, Max Haot, was looking for a solution to print entire combustion chambers for his rocket engine. The parts are…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Altitude Hot Fire Test Series for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

California rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne said it has fully tested its 3D printed RL10C-X upper-stage rocket engine, hoping to help launch the Vulcan Centaur rocket as soon…

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3D Printing and the Future of Space

Undoubtedly the most exciting frontier for human exploration, outer space is a gateway to probing promising worlds, looking for biosignatures in the atmospheres of exoplanets, or pushing the boundaries of…

Orbex to Build Europe’s “Largest” Industrial 3D Printer to Build Rocket Parts

Private launch service provider Orbex is getting ready to send its first rockets to polar orbit in 2022. During the past five years, the innovative UK startup has been developing…

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Single-Piece 3D Printed Rocket Engine Passes Fire Test in India

Indian space startup AgniKul Cosmos has developed and test-fired a fully 3D printed rocket engine. Produced as a single component in one run, the higher stage semi-cryogenic liquid propulsion engine…

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Top 10 Space 3D Printing Stories That Made 2020 Unique

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, it seems difficult to look beyond the outbreak, lockdown measures, and serious consequences to the global economy. Time Magazine even declared 2020…

Indian Space Startup Unveils Fully 3D Printed Cryogenic Rocket Engine

Indian space tech startup Skyroot Aerospace unveiled a fully 3D printed cryogenic engine that is meant to fuel the upper stage of one of its rockets. Called Dhawan-1, the rocket…

Russia Successfully Tests 3D Printed Engine

Russia continues to venture into additive manufacturing for critical applications, just releasing the successful results of a flight test for their 3D printed MGTD-20 Gas Turbine Engine. The Russian Foundation…