Category Archives: Ariane Group

GKN Aerospace contracted for 3D printed rocket turbines on Prometheus engine

GKN Aerospace, a global engineering firm based in Worcestershire, UK has received a contract from Ariane Group, a joint venture of multinational aerospace companies Airbus and Safran, to develop and additively manufacture two full-scale turbines. The turbines will be integrated into a low-cost reusable rocket engine, named Prometheus, which will use liquid oxygen-methane propellants “to […]

75 million contract signed by ESA for Ariane Group’s 3D printing enabled rocket engine

The Ariane Group has signed a new contract with the European Space Agency for a next generation rocket engine. The contract, signed on December 14th, will see the development of the Prometheus engine, described as “a very low cost engine” and intended for launches from 2030. The economics of space are changing with enterprises such […]