Category Archives: Vulcain 2.1

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 […]

Vulcain 2.1 test fired, 3D printed rocket engine parts to lift off in 2020

The Vulcain 2.1 rocket engine, which features 3D printed parts, has been successfully test-fired at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The Vulcain 2.1 powers the main stage of the Ariane 6, a satellite launch vehicle that will be sent into space by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2020. Like the rest of Ariane 6, The […]