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Rocket Lab’s Successful Booster Recovery Could Lead to Reusable 3D Printed Rockets

New Zealand space startup Rocket Lab had a very successful year. Early on in March 2020, it was selected by NASA to launch the Pathfinder Mission to the Moon. Then,…

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China’s Long March-5 Rocket Has 50 3D Printed Parts

During the last two years, China has led the world in orbital launches, and 2020 seems to continue along that trend as the country’s space agency sends major exploration missions…

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First Rocket from UK Soil: the Orbex Prime 3D Printed Rocket

In what could be considered a major step forward for the United Kingdom (UK)’s space program, Orbex announced it will be the first company to launch its rocket into orbit…

3D Printing Will Power the New Space Race

Whereas the last space race was powered by ideology and meant to declare the superiority of one economic system over the other; this one is powered by 3D printing and…

Vector Has Another Successful Test Flight of the Vector-R Launch Vehicle, Featuring a 3D Printed Engine Injector

In May, Vector Space Systems, headquartered in Arizona, launched a successful test flight of its Vector-R launch vehicle engineering model. The Vector-R, which features a 3D printed engine injector, was…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing…

UC Santa Barbara Scientist Receives Prestigious $3M DoD Fellowship to Fund Research in Developing 3D Printing Platform for Extreme-Use Materials

Scientist Tresa Pollock, the chair of the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), doesn’t work in the extreme conditions of outer space herself, but rather works…

New Worlds Seeks Presentations for the Space Settlement Symposium 2016

Space may be the final frontier, but it is swiftly opening up with the advent 3D printed rockets, satellites and other aerospace systems. We’ve previously reported on putting a 3D…