By Ankit Sharma - March 23, 2023
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The Terrain-1 rocket was launched on Wednesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The world’s first 3D printed rocket Terrain-1 was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday. However, it failed before reaching the orbit. California company Relativity has made this rocket. It has 9 3D printed engines. Liquid methane was used as fuel in the rocket. This test flight was named ‘Good Luck Have Fun’.
After its launch, it was successful in the first stage. The rocket also passed the MAX-Q stage, which carries the highest load on it. Despite this, director Clay Walker reported a glitch on the webcast about 4 minutes before going into Stage 2. After this the rocket failed. However, the reason why the error occurred has not been revealed.
Photos of the launch of Terrain-1 rocket…
Terrain-1 is the world’s first 3D printed rocket.
4 minutes after launch, there was a glitch in the rocket and it failed.
It was launched in the third attempt on 22 March.
There are 9 3D printed engines in this rocket.
Launched in the third attempt
The Terrain-1 rocket was launched on the third attempt. Earlier it was going to be launched on March 8 but due to temperature issues, it was postponed to March 11. Then on March 11, it was postponed again due to a problem with fuel pressure. Currently, there was no crew member or luggage in it at the time of launch. But this rocket will later be able to carry a load of 1,250 kg in the lower orbit of the Earth.
Relativity’s space launch commentator Arva Tijjani Kelly said – No one in the world has launched a 3D printed rocket before. We may not have been completely successful in this today, but the rocket launching is proof that it is possible to fly 3D printed rockets in the future.
85% of the Terrain-1 rocket is 3D printed. It has been prepared in 60 days. (Courtesy- Relativity Space)
Made with the largest 3D metal printers
This rocket is 110 feet (33.5 meters) long and 7.5 feet (2.2 meters) wide. 85% of it is 3D printed. It is the tallest 3D printed object in the world and has been created with the help of the largest 3D metal printers. Relativity Company aims to create a rocket that is 95% 3D printed. According to the company, it takes only 60 days to make it. Apart from this, the company is also making a Terrain-R rocket which will be able to carry a load of about 20 thousand kg. It will be launched next year.
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