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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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Reaching for the stars: The year in space, 2017

New Atlas - 28 Dec 2017
New Mexico-based ARCA Space Corporation is working on a single stage to orbit launcher that replaces conventional engines with a linear aerospike engine, which the company claims is 30 percent more efficient than those used today. Further weight ...
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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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Preparing for first flight of the aerospike engine

Design Products & Applications (press release) - 30 Sep 2017
The system will perform a series of ground tests that will ultimately qualify the engine for flight. 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 ...
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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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ARCA Demonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests

Las Cruces Sun-News - 26 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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Aerospike rocket engine begins trials

Eureka - 29 Sep 2017
Two-stage rockets have been used for space launches for the last six decades, mostly because they provide enough fuel to lift a large payload while also maintaining weight. Traditional bell-shaped engines direct the rocket exhaust in a singular ...
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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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3D-printed rocket engine succeeds in first test fire

Cosmos - 11 Sep 2017
“Designing for additive manufacture opens up a raft of possibilities”, he says. “We were able to focus on the features that boost the engine's performance, including the nozzle geometry and the embedded cooling network. These are normally balanced ...
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ARCA hosts open house at new Las Cruces facilities

Las Cruces Sun-News - 15 Sep 2017
Dumitru Popescu, the CEO and founder of ARCA Space Corp., right, stands with Enrique Irigoyen who works at White Sands Missile Range, during an open house of the new ARCA Space Corp. fabrication hanger and offices Thursday September 14, 2017. Popescu ...

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