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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 Engines – Why Aren't We Using them Now?

Conservative Daily News - 03 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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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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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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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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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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WATCH: Australia's 3D printed rocket engine is being tested

Business Insider Australia - 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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Space History Photo: Test Firing of Linear Aerospike Engine

Space.com - 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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