Relativity Spaces The Terran 1 rocket, made from 3D, fails to enter orbit

Relativity Spaces The Terran 1 rocket, made from 3D, fails to enter orbit ...

Terran 1 of the American company Relativity Space, which produced almost half of the components for its manufacture, was unable to reach the planned orbit. However, in the organization itself, the effort was described as partially successful, since they had received a lot of information on how to operate such structures in space.

A problem with the rocket's second stage occurred during the Good Luck, Have Fun (GLHF) mission. You may find more information about this by yourself by watching the video with the launch on YouTube, which contains footage shot from various angles.

The first stage of the methane Terran 1 with oxygen oxidation is equipped with nine Aeon rocket engines, the second with only one engine, which is also created using 3D printing. The 33-meter rocket may be the first methane-fueled rocket to be launched into orbit.

The launch of Terran 1 was repeatedly postponed, but on March 23 at 06:25 (Moscow time) the rocket finally landed at the US military's launch pad at Cape Canaveral, which had been previously owned by the US military. Approximately 4 minutes after launch, Terran 1's second stage engine failed, thus the rocket never reached an altitude of 200-210 km.

The relatively low launch cost of the Falcon 9 rocket has been identified by Relativity Space officials as a major contributor to the rocket's development.

The company claims to have already signed deals with NASA and the US Department of Defense, and that the use of 3D printing techniques allows you to construct rockets in under two months.

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