March 8 – BLiTZ. The American company Relativity Space will launch the world’s first rocket into space, which was created on a 3D printer. This was reported on the company’s social networks.
It is specified that 85% of the components of the Terran1 launch vehicle were produced using 3D printing. The launch will take place from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Wednesday, March 8.
According to the company, the rocket is 30 m long. It has Aeon engines, which were also printed on a 3D printer. Methane is used as fuel in a rocket, and liquid oxygen is used as an oxidizing agent. One launch of such a rocket is estimated at about 12 million dollars.
Relativity Space noted that with the help of 3D printing technology, it is possible to significantly reduce the construction time and cost of the rocket.
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