The engine was destined for a ULA rocket. Space 

Blue Origin Investigating Cause of Rocket Engine Explosion During Testing

Blue Origin, led by Jeff Bezos, continues to face technical challenges as it recently encountered an issue. On June 30th, during a firing test in Texas, a BE-4 engine exploded approximately 10 seconds into the test. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. However, it is worth noting that this engine was intended to be utilized by United Launch Alliance (ULA) for its second Vulcan rocket launch. The investigation is still ongoing. Blue Origin says it has a “proximate cause” for the explosion and is working on unspecified “corrective measures.” The company…

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A new audit states that 'additional cost and schedule increases' are likely as well. Space 

NASA’s SLS rocket is over budget by $6 billion and six years behind the schedule

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, designed to carry astronauts to the moon, is over budget and well behind schedule, according to a grim new assessment by NASA’s inspector general. In addition, the report predicts “additional costs and schedule increases” that could jeopardize the entire Artemis mission if the problems are not addressed. NASA spending on the Artemis Moon program is projected to reach $93 billion by 2025, including $23.8 billion already spent on the SLS system by 2022. That means “a $6 billion cost increase and more than six…

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The Starship spacecraft, which is set for its second attempt at launch, is SpaceX’s most ambitious rocket yet, with six engines—three Raptor engines and three Raptor Vacuum (RVac) engines. Here's how it compares to rockets from the past. News 

Here’s what makes SpaceX’s starship its most powerful and ambitious rocket yet

SpaceX, the spacecraft manufacturer owned by Elon Musk, is preparing for the second launch of its starship rocket. The rocket is touted as the world’s most powerful spacecraft, capable of carrying astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond. How is Starship different from previous SpaceX rockets? The Starship spacecraft is SpaceX’s most ambitious rocket to date, with six engines – three Raptor engines and three Raptor Vacuum (RVac) engines. The ‘Super Heavy’, which is the first stage or booster of the Starship launch system, contains 33 Raptor engines. Starship is…

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The Long Beach, California-based company launched the world's first 3D-printed rocket, Terran 1, on March 22 from Cape Canaveral, Florida News 

Relativity space: 3D-printed rocket maker focuses on larger vehicles for commercial launches

Relativity Space, the aerospace startup that conducted the first test flight of a 3D-printed rocket, announced Wednesday that it is focusing on a larger rocket to compete for commercial launches with SpaceX and other companies. The Long Beach, California-based company launched the world’s first 3D-printed rocket, Terran 1, on March 22 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Although it didn’t make it into orbit, the test flight showed that the rocket — whose mass is 85 percent 3D printed — could withstand the rigors of liftoff and spaceflight. Relativity Space said it…

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India's heavies launch vehicle, Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III), will deploy 36 satellites of the UK-based Network Access Associated Ltd (OneWeb) to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Sunday News 

ISRO today begins the launch countdown for India’s largest LVM3 rocket carrying 36 satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Saturday began the countdown to the launch of India’s largest LVM3 rocket, which carries 36 satellites. The rocket is scheduled to take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. India’s heavy launch vehicle Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III) will launch 36 satellites of Britain’s Network Access Associated Ltd (OneWeb) into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Sunday. LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 mission:The countdown has commenced.The launch can be watched LIVEfrom 8:30 am IST on March 26, 2023 @DDNational…

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A second attempt on March 11 was scrubbed due to fuel pressure problems. News 

The American aerospace company Relativity Space is trying for the third time to launch a 3D printed rocket

The world’s first 3D-printed rocket is set to make its third attempt at liftoff on Wednesday for the maiden flight of an innovative spacecraft that is cheaper to produce and fly. The unmanned rocket, Terran 1, was scheduled to launch on March 8 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, but was delayed at the last minute due to propellant temperature problems. Another attempt on March 11 was cleaned due to fuel pressure problems. Relativity Space, the California-based private aerospace startup that built the rocket, hopes the third time’s the charm. The company’s…

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