Terran1 3-D Printed Rocket Launch: The world’s first 3D printed rocket Terran was successfully launched on Wednesday (22 March). It was successfully launched for the third time. At the same time, due to separation in the second stage, it could not reach the orbit. This information was given by AFP.
At the same time, Relativity Space, the aerospace company responsible for the launch, said that this launch is a big victory for us. It successfully withstood the maximum dynamic pressure conditions that were prescribed. This is a big victory in the category of such rockets.
proved rocket technology
Posting on Twitter, Relativity Space wrote that the launch of 3D printed rocket Terran proved rocket technology. This will help us get the next Terran R rocket right. We have successfully made it with the help of Max-Q.
It successfully crossed the maximum dynamic pressure condition. This is the biggest proof point of our new additive manufacturing approach. Describing the launch as a historic initiative, the space company said that the rocket has also progressed through main engine cutoff and stage separation.
— Relativity Space (@relativityspace) March 22, 2023
85 percent of the parts are 3D-printed
The aerospace company said that we will assess the fly data in the coming days and get a public update. 3D-printed rocket Relativity Space claims that 85% of Terran 1 is 3D-printed. Except for moving parts such as rubber seals, computers and electrical circuitry, all other parts including the nose cone, rocket body, internal propellant tank and most of its Aeon engine are 3D-printed.
According to Relativity CEO Tim Ellis, a former engineer at Blue Origin LLC, the purpose of the launch is to show what the 3D-printed Max Q can endure. This condition occurs during the first few minutes of flight when the rocket is exposed to the greatest forces and stresses.
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