Short Bytes: NASA 3D rocket engine is the second great news of this month after Space X reusable rocket landing. Using Additive manufacturing, NASA has been able to build different components of the rocket engine individually and assemble them finally to test the launch.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a key technology in enhancing space vehicle designs. Using 3D modeling and 3D simulation, it becomes easier to optimize the design of, not only the rocket engine but also, the aerodynamics of the spacecraft. It is foreseen that the more advancement in this futuristic technology has the potential to influence spacecraft and spaceships leaving earth for the other destinations. Future plans for the space fuels on the other hands include performing engine tests with liquid oxygen and methane. Liquid Oxygen and Methane have been chosen as the propellant because the production of these gases might be possible on the Mars.
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Thus, this month so far has seen second good news in the field of space technology after Space X rocket was able to land on the Earth again.
3D printing is also known as additive printing because of the fact that different parts of a rocket engine such as turbopumps and injectors and manufactured individually and as well as tested individually. To test them together, these parts are connected together and then tested together to check the working configuration of the entire engine. Below is the video of the rocket engine producing thrust.
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