Ariane Group successfully tests new Vulcan 2.1 rocket engine, with 3D printed gas generator

Ariane Group successfully tests new Vulcan 2.1 rocket engine, with 3D printed gas generator

We’ve reported before on the 3D printing projects carried out by the European Space Agency, which has been experimenting with miniature satellites 3D printed from PEEK filament and is planning to install a 3D printed village on the moon by 2030, amongst other things. The Agency recently tested out the Vulcan 2.1 engine, which will be the first phase of the Ariane 6 launch vehicle. The gas generator in the Vulcan 2.1 was made using 3D printing technology, which allowed the ESA to keep costs down for the Ariane 6 without sacrificing performance or efficiency. ArianeGroup, the team in […]

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