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:…

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…

Aerojet Rocketdyne: Successful Hot-Fire Test of 3D Printed RL10 Engine Thrust Chamber Assembly

We talk a lot about California-based aerospace and defense leader Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., starting when it 3D printed an entire liquid oxygen/kerosen engine in…

The Dragon Can Hover: SpaceX and Their 3D Printed SuperDraco Thrusters Take the Next Step Towards Propulsive Landing

It takes a lot of work to launch something into space, but it takes just as much, if not more, work to bring it back down to the ground again….

Ready for Blast Off? SpaceX 3D Printed SuperDraco Thrusters Prove Themselves Further at Texas Rocket Facility

As most of us are aware by now, upon reading multitudes of headlines and watching a myriad of news clips, Elon Musk is a fan of 3D printing. Not only…

3D Printed Monolithic Ceramic Thruster for Rocket Engine Survives Hot Fire Testing

Space and advanced technology certainly go hand-in-hand, and additive manufacturing is certainly taking its place among the stars. Well–at least near-space. We’ve seen developments in AM techniques lead to prototypes…

SpaceX Sends Dragon Crew Spacecraft, Featuring 3D Printed Thrusters, to 5,000 Feet

We’ve been following SpaceX and the Dragon supply ship missions, spellbound, as the craft was spacebound to the International Space Station and back throughout the past months, catching the attention…


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