Category Archives: Relativity Space

Relativity Space to launch 3D printed rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Relativity Space, a Californian aerospace startup, has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to operate its own launch facility on one of their sites. The agreement permits the company to test its 3D printed rockets at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company plans the first launch of its Terran […]

Relativity Space to launch 3D printed rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Relativity Space, a Californian aerospace startup, has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to operate its own launch facility on one of their sites. The agreement permits the company to test its 3D printed rockets at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company plans the first launch of its Terran […]

USC Viterbi 3D printed engines are building rocket scientists of the future

The Liquid Propulsion Lab (LPL) at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been quietly working on a fleet of 3D printed rocket engines. Made entirely on campus in Los Angeles, the most recent test firing was conducted by the group in the Mojave Desert, and produced 600 pounds of thrust. Though relatively small as far as […]

3D Printing News Sliced Xometry, Relativity Space, Union Tech, Siemens, ABB

In this edition of Sliced 3D printing news digest a prop maker is arrested on a 3D printed gun charge; we look at 3D models in high definition; and manufacturers expand to meet materials demand. All this and more from Xometry, Relativity Space, Union Tech, Inc., ABB, Siemens. Xometry goes high definition The Maryland-based company Xometry, […]

Relativity Space raises $35 million to further first 3D printed rocket on Mars

The Stargate from space exploration technology startup Relativity Space is in development to be “the largest metal 3D printer in the world.” Powered by three robotic arms, the machine promises to build rockets in just a 60 day turnaround, and has its sights set on Mars. Between launch in 2015 and October 2017, the company had […]

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 […]