Category Archives: Prometheus

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 […]

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 […]

Prometheus Hot End bei Indiegogo

Prometheus ist ein “Hot End” für RepRap-Drucker. Er besteht vollkommen aus Metall und hat ein aktives Kühlsystem. So soll es sehr haltbar sein. Es wurde vom achtzehnjährigen Eric Sammut aus Toronto (Kanada) entwickelt. Das “Hot End” will er jetzt über die Crowdfunding-Plattform Indiegogo finanzieren. Das CNC-gefräste “Hot End” ist modular aufgebaut. So kann man es […]

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