First 3D printed rocket fails
Yesterday, Wednesday, the first 3D-printed space rocket was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, but during the flight there was a “glitch” that prevented it from reaching its orbit, according to a direct broadcast. Terran 1, developed by Relativity Space, is an unmanned rocket that was supposed to collect data and prove that a 3D-printed spacecraft can withstand harsh conditions in the same way as conventional spacecraft, the company said during a livestream. Tiran-1 was unable to enter its orbit due to a defect that arose during the separation of its second layer. Two initial rocket launch attempts in recent days were canceled at the last moment due to technical problems.
The launch of this rocket aroused great interest, since the success of the operation could contribute to a revolutionary revolution in rocket science. I call this mission “Good luck, have fun.” And 85% of the mass of the rocket is made using 3D printing technology. In the future, the company hopes to raise this figure to 95%.