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3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11.

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2023/03/10 11:03:08 (permalink)

THE FIRST 3D
PRINTED ROCKET

Relativity is scheduled for its second launch of Terran 1, called "GLHF" (Good Luck, Have Fun), from Launch Complex 16 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Our launch window opens at 1300ET on March 11th, 2023. This launch of Terran 1 by Relativity will not include a customer payload.
As a two-stage, 110ft. tall, 7.5 ft. wide, expendable rocket, Terran 1 is the largest 3D printed object to exist and to attempt orbital flight. Working towards its goal of being 95% 3D printed, Relativity’s first Terran 1 vehicle is 85% 3D printed by mass. Terran 1 has nine Aeon engines on its first stage, and one Aeon Vac on its second stage.
Like its structure, all Relativity engines are 3D printed, and use liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid natural gas (LNG), which are not only the best for rocket propulsion, but also for reusability, and the easiest to eventually transition to methane on Mars.
 
https://www.relativityspace.com/
 
 
 
I thought this was very interesting. I hope they are successful. 
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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/10 14:51:42 (permalink)
    interesting, thanks for the link

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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/11 02:26:10 (permalink)
    That is interesting since 3d printing could help in some ways with heat shielding. 

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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/11 11:37:18 (permalink)
    launch on hold 1:10 Red Range
     
    boat in the range 
     
    Hope Coast Guard gives them a ticket

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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/11 11:40:25 (permalink)
    Range is cleared
     
    go at 14:42  EST to continue count down from 00:01:10
     
     
    & HOLD @ 00:00 engines were on
     
    checking vehicle health Now .... see if today can happen
     
    "launch recycle" countdown clock reset to 45:00 - & holding
     
    countdown has restarted
     

     
     
    they are @ 00:30:00 and counting
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/11 12:54:06 (permalink)
    00:06:00 and counting
     
    00:04:00
     
    UNDER 46 seconds .. launch scrubbed .. launch window closed ....

    so 2nd try starting countdown from 45 min was a bad idea by less than 1 min

    Um, the math is kind of simple - current time + 45 min = launch window violation ..... I'm starting to wonder about those rocket scientist type - How did they miss this will not fly (pun)
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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/11 16:58:37 (permalink)
     
    That is sooo stupid. Start a 45 minute countdown and not one person checks and realizes that the permitted launch window ends in 44 minutes. Wonder how many millions of dollars that mistake cost them.
     
     


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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/11 17:31:45 (permalink)
     
    BTW, NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts splash down off the coast of Tampa, FL, in about 30 minutes from now, just after 9pm eastern.
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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/24 10:57:44 (permalink)
    Third try they got it launched, around 1:20. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzA0lIwh19c
     
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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/25 02:53:21 (permalink)
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    Third try they got it launched, around 1:20. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzA0lIwh19c
     




    Unfortunately, the second stage rocket didn't engage for a failure. Hopefully they can get that fixed since it's interesting that it's 3d printed.

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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/25 03:23:45 (permalink)
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    Third try they got it launched, around 1:20. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzA0lIwh19c
     




    Unfortunately, the second stage rocket didn't engage for a failure. Hopefully they can get that fixed since it's interesting that it's 3d printed.


    I assume more attempts will be made until they get it right. 

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    Re: 3d Printed Rocket set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida March 11. 2023/03/28 12:14:41 (permalink)
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    Third try they got it launched, around 1:20. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzA0lIwh19c
     




    Unfortunately, the second stage rocket didn't engage for a failure. Hopefully they can get that fixed since it's interesting that it's 3d printed.




    Just saw that but regardless, I would call it a success for how far they've gone.
     
    Is every single inch of that rocket 3D printed? Not just body but gear, etc.?  Sorry, don't have time to watch the full length of that video but if someone did, let me know.

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