Space startup Orbex has revealed the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine.
The Orbex prototype of the Stage 2 rocket is made from a specially-formulated lightweight carbon fiber and aluminium composite. It includes the world’s largest 3-D printed rocket engine. Orbex Prime
launchers are up to 30% lighter and 20% more efficient than any other vehicle in the small launcher category.
In mid-2018, Orbex raised £30 million ($39.6 million) in public and private funding.
BREAKING NEWS: Orbex reveals #Prime, the completed stage 2 rocket and the world’s most efficient #smallsat launcher. It includes the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine and designed to run on bio-propane, a #clean, #renewable energy source. https://t.co/jl0qARduyb pic.twitter.com/9Nos4325aV
— Orbex Space (@orbexspace) February 7, 2019