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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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WATCH: Australia's 3D printed rocket engine is being tested

Business Insider - 11 Sep 2017
A team of Australian engineers has successfully designed, 3D printed, built, and tested a rocket engine in just four months. The aerospike rocket engine, called Project X, is a joint effort between Monash University and Amaero, a Monash spin-out ...
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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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Monash University test fires 3D-printed rocket engine

Aerospace Technology - 13 Sep 2017
Australia's Monash University and its spin-out entity Amaero have successfully test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine. Designed and tested by Monash University engineers, the new engine features a multi-chamber aerospike design, which reverses the ...
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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 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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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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ARCA Unveils Aerospike-Powered, First SSTO Rocket

The Avion - 04 Apr 2017
The Haas 2CA is targeting low-cost space launches by being powered by a more efficient rocket motor called the Aerospike. An Aerospike rocket engine differs from conventional “bell” shaped nozzles by having the propellant flow down the curve, forming a ...
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New Mexico rocket seeks historic first

KRQE News 13 - 19 Apr 2017
It's s called a linear aerospike engine. “NASA put a lot of funding into this concept and it was a clear candidate for the space shuttle,” said Popescu. “Unfortunately, there were a lot of delays.” Instead of a cone-shaped nozzle, the aerospike engine ...
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Проведены первые испытания реактивного двигателя, полностью изготовленного при помощи 3D-печати

Интернет издание Багнет - 12 Sep 2017
Во-первых, он является так называемым клиновоздушным ракетным двигателем (aerospike engine), конструкция которого в корне отличается от традиционных двигателей, используемых в современных ракетах-носителях. И, во-вторых, этот ...
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ARCA unveils Haas 2CA rocket in Las Cruces

Las Cruces Sun-News - 29 Mar 2017
LAS CRUCES — The ARCA Space Corporation has unveiled a new, single-stage rocket designed to lift 220-pound payloads into low-Earth orbit. Tuesday, Dumitru Popescu, owner of the Las Cruces aerospace firm, told a group of industry and community ...
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Firefly Space Systems burns out?

SpaceFlight Insider - 30 Sep 2016
Firefly Space Systems, a NewSpace launch service provider that was founded in 2014 by Tom Markusic P.J. King and Michael Blum, has been developing the Firefly Alpha rocket which uses an aerospike engine cluster to deliver 400 kg payloads to LEO.
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Space History Photo: Test Firing of Linear Aerospike Engine - 09 Sep 2013
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a Linear Aerospike engine to be used for propulsion for the X-33 Reusable Launch vehicle (RLV) is shown being tested on April 27, 1997. A testing of three thrust cells of Linear Aerospike engines was ...

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