Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce.

Air Force gives SpaceX $40.7M for Raptor Engine development

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

Spacex has been awarded for the development of the Raptor rocket propulsion system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.

Turborockets combining rocket and jet engines could be next step after reusable rockets

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

A type of engine combines the speed of rockets with the gas mileage of jets in a single package.

Why 3D printing will be such a key technology for space

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Using 3D printing, it takes less time to get from initial design to final part than using traditional casting and the quality is often better.

NASA Successfully Tests Engine For Future Mars Mission

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA completed one of the last tests of an engine that will help to propel its Orion crew capsule on future deep-space missions