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The aerospike engine is a type of rocket engine that maintains ...

wikipedia - 19 Sep 2016
The aerospike engine is a type of rocket engine that maintains its aerodynamic efficiency across a wide range of altitudes. It belongs to the class of altitude compensating nozzle engines. A vehicle with an aerospike engine uses 25–30% less fuel at low altitudes, where most missions have the greatest need for thrust. Aerospike engines have been studied for a number of years and are the baseline engines for many single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) designs and were also a strong contender for the Space Shuttl
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Aerospike Engine Test-Ready

The Avion - 30 Oct 2017
ARCA's Executor engine for the Haas 2CA is classified as a “linear aerospike.” The engine's unique appearance allows for optimum fuel efficiency. The vehicle will be able to reach orbit with 30% less fuel than any other orbital rocket. The engine is ...
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China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020

Next Big Future - 06 Nov 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spaceplane in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, ...
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ARCA Plans First Aerospike Engine Space Flight

Aviation Week - 26 Jul 2017
You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "ARCA Plans First Aerospike Engine Space Flight". Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: ...
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Preparing for first flight of the aerospike engine

Design Products & Applications (press release) - 30 Sep 2017
An aerospike engine exhaust jet ideally expands from sea level up to space, ensuring superior efficiency at all flight levels. A "classic" bell-shaped nozzle works efficiently at only one flight level, usually at sea level. After that point, the engine ...
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ARCA Demonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests

Las Cruces Sun-News - 26 Sep 2017
After the ground tests, the same engine will be integrated into the Demonstrator 3 rocket that will perform a suborbital space flight up to an altitude of 120 km above the New Mexico desert. It will be the first ever flight of a linear aerospike engine ...
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ARCA to perform historic space flight of aerospike engine

Space Fellowship - 17 Jun 2017
For 60 years the aerospace industry has been waiting for this moment, a moment ARCA Space Corporation will offer to the scientific community in August this year by launching the Demonstrator 3 space vehicle: the first space flight of an aerospike ...
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Aerospike rocket engine begins trials

Eureka - 29 Sep 2017
ARCA Space Corporation's is about to begin ground tests of its linear aerospike engine. The eventual aim for this engine is to install it in the company's Demonstrator 3 rocket, which was designed to power the first-ever operational single-stage to ...
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From Earth to orbit using a single-stage rocket

New Atlas - 31 Mar 2017
What ACRA is trying with the Haas 2CA is to replace the conventional engines with a linear aerospike engine, which the company claims is 30 percent more efficient than those used today. It's an idea that dates back to the 1960s and basically works by ...
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3D-printed rocket engine succeeds in first test fire

Cosmos - 11 Sep 2017
The aerospike design concentrates the output from the rocket engine, allowing it to maintain thrust more efficiently than current models. The quest to make it went from concept to testing in just four months – a remarkable timeframe. Bell and his ...
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ARCA hosts open house at new Las Cruces facilities

Las Cruces Sun-News - 15 Sep 2017
Popescu hosted the open house to display elements of the Aerospike engine. The Las Cruces aerospace company plans to test the engine, in part at Spaceport America, in the coming months. If successful, the engine would evenually power the Haas 2CA ...
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New Mexico rocket seeks historic first

KRQE News 13 - 19 Apr 2017
Instead of a cone-shaped nozzle, the aerospike engine is long and thin with two rows of exhaust chambers. If you want the vehicle to pitch up, or lift the nose, “what you need to do, is to reduce the thrust on all top chambers and keep the thrust on ...

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