Sunday, August 19, 2018

Relativity making history in 2019

Relativity Space, a California-based company that's building a rocket using far fewer parts thanks to additive manufacturing, will test for the first time in history the combination of a 3D printed engine with a 3D printed fuel tank at Stennis Space Center, Miss., in 2019. KABC-TV reports that the company's operation is in a nondescript business park in Inglewood. The station says building a rocket usually takes 12 to 18 months and consists of more than 100,000 parts. Relativity Space takes two months and the rocket is made of fewer than 1,000 parts. (Source: KABC-TV, 08/17/18) Previous: Startup banks on military launches; Relativity, SSC sign new agreement