Relativity Space is the company behind this incredible work of aerospace engineering.
It is not surprising that, as usual, many are government entities such as NASA or private companies that carry out rocket launcheswhich are intended for improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the planet or to improve our knowledge of the vast universe. Today we are very lucky to once again witness a new take offbut, this time, it will be a launch that will make the history of aerospace engineering, since the company Relativity Space will be in charge of putting the orbiter into orbit. terran rocket 1manufactured thanks to the technology of 3d printing.
The historic liftoff of the first rocket made with a 3D printer will take place today
The moment has arrived and there are only a few hours left so that, if no setback arises, we can see how a rocket made in 3d depart in the direction of Earth orbit. If you like be witness of the historic event, you can stay tuned for a live broadcast on the Mission Control YouTube channel. The launch is scheduled to be executed at 7:00 p.m.in peninsular time, and it will be a short journey on this occasion, since the rocket will not carry any cargoexcept for one 1.5 kilogram metal disc of weight, also printed in 3D, which will represent the journey traveled by the company until reaching that moment of takeoff.
You’ve asked, “Wen Launch?” and to that, we say…
Catch us live at Launch Complex 16 in Cape Canaveral, FL on March 8, 2023 to watch the world’s first 3D printed rocket fly. 🚀 #GLHFhttps://t.co/NEhQlvB4Dj pic.twitter.com/4ju05i2Fhg
— Relativity Space (@relativityspace) February 22, 2023
The mission has been called ‘Good luck, have fun’ and it will be the way to expose to the world the manufacture of aerospace components in three dimensions. On this occasion, despite the fact that we are facing a fully functional Terran 1 rocketthe second stage will not be displayed, since the mission objective is find out that he takeoff can be done without any problem and reaches the fixed orbit. Subsequently, the rocket will serve to deploy different types of satellites. Of course, no one has managed to make a 85% 3D printed rocket and this has been made possible by Relativity Space thanks to its stargate machinewhich holds the title of the world’s largest 3D printer.
As Additional data of this Terran 1, nothing to do with those rockets that you can make yourself at home, we could tell you that it has a size of 35 meters in length, something more than 2 meters in diameter and what is capable of transport up to 1,250 kilograms at 185 kilometers of altitude. If we are talking about sun-synchronous orbits, where the objects are synchronized with the Sun, the maximum weight would be 900 kilograms, since we are talking about altitudes close to 500 kilometers. The first stage of the rocket consists of 9 Aeon-1 engineswhich produce 100 kN of thrust, and the second stage of an Aeon-1 engine, which is capable of reaching 126 kN of empty thrust. The engines, by the way, are also produced by the company Relative Space.