aerospace

Reaction Engines moves ahead with single-stage-to-orbit SABRE demo engine

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Reaction Engines, say there's enough money and expertise in place to create a ground-based SABRE demonstrator engine by 2020.

SpaceX is disrupting the space industry so all future launch systems must be reusable, use additive manufacturing

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

Launch providers including in China and India now have to rethink how to drive down cost.

Boeing Falters, And Now Only SpaceX Will Carry Astronauts in 2017

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Starliner gets pushed back, leaving only the SpaceX Dragon able to fly astronauts in 2017.

Where space exploration is taking us in 2016

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

New missions lined up ready to launch, deep space missions wrapping up, and commercial space going heavy.

The first 3D printed rocket will launch soon

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Parts of the rocket engine are made with 3D printers, using a specific method which includes electron beam melting. This method massively decreases the rocket's construction time.