- This 3D printed rocket was presented by Rocket Lab, a private Auckland based company with a support from Lockheed Martin, an US global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology company.
- It’s believed that this type of rocket will cause huge distortion in the market of space technology. The highest percentage of parts in this rocket engine are made with 3D printers, using a specific method which includes electron beam melting. This method decreases the time for construction from few years to few weeks.
- Additionally this rocket engine uses a system of electric propulsion cycle instead of liquid fuel. This is accomplished with an usage of lithium-ion batteries in the rocket itself, which create the suppressed power for takeoff. This kind of propulsion reduces the mass of the rocket, further reducing the overall manufacturing and operating costs.
The first 3D printed rocket will be launched soon
4. 23. 15 by Kevin Woods