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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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Partnership Uses Additive Manufacturing to Build Aerospike Engine

Modern Machine Shop (blog) - 12 Feb 2018
An aerospike rocket engine has the ability to maintain thrust efficiency from ground level into outer space, meaning it is capable of leaving the earth's atmosphere without the need for multiple-stage boosters. But you may never have heard of it ...
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Aerospike Engines – Why Aren't We Using them Now?

Conservative Daily News - 20 Jul 2018
Over 50 years ago an engine was designed that overcame the inherent design inefficiencies of bell-shaped rocket nozzles, but despite much research in the 60's, 70's and 90's and was to power the replacement for the Space Shuttle. But 50 years on and it ...
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ARCA's New Linear Aerospike Engine Is Ready to Start Tests

Interesting Engineering - 27 Sep 2017
ARCA Space Corporation just announced that its linear aerospike engine is ready to begin ground tests. 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 ...
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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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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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Demonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests

Space Daily - 22 Sep 2017
The ground test stand and aerospike engine for the Demonstrator 3 rocket are ready for tests at ARCA Space Corporation. The effort was completed in 60 days since the start of fabrication. The system will perform a series of ground tests that will ...
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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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3D-Printed Rocket Engine Launches New Company

Rapid Ready Technology - 10 Oct 2017
Marten Jurg, an engineer with AMAERO, explains that the engine was built in two sections on an EOS M 280 metal laser sintering AM system, virtually filling the build volume. “The mounts were up to 240mm across and the aerospike was just over 300mm ...
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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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