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Copenhagen Suborbital’s latest test writes off HEAT2X rocket
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Copenhagen Suborbital’s latest test writes off HEAT2X rocket

by AstroAggregatorSeptember 2, 2014

Everybody’s favourite amateur Danish rocket group had another engine test quite recently – while not everything went to plan, nobody could say it wasn’t spectacular. (more…)

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NASA tests small scale “3D Printed” engine injector
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NASA tests small scale “3D Printed” engine injector

by AstroAggregatorJuly 15, 2013

Last week NASA tested a small rocket engine with vital components made by the process of Selective Laser Sintering – a form of 3D printing for metal.

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XCOR Aerospace successfully tests piston pump powered rocket
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XCOR Aerospace successfully tests piston pump powered rocket

by AstroAggregatorApril 6, 2013

Last week saw the successful test by XCOR Aerospace of their LYNX rocket engine with both propellant and oxidiser being supplied by positive displacement pumps – a claimed first in the industry.

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SpaceX Milestone: Merlin 1D is qualified for flight
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SpaceX Milestone: Merlin 1D is qualified for flight

by Chris TrudgenMarch 22, 2013

SpaceX released a press statement on March 20th to announce that the Merlin 1D testing period has concluded and that the upgraded Merlin engine is qualified to fly on the Falcon 9 v1.1 and upcoming Falcon Heavy.  (more…)

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NASA begins new round of J2-X engine tests
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NASA begins new round of J2-X engine tests

by AstroAggregatorFebruary 20, 2013

NASA’s engineers recently started a new series of tests for their J2-X engine, slated to power the shuttle-replacing Space Launch System.

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Christmas comes early: Copenhagen Suborbitals reveals their rocket engine plans.
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Christmas comes early: Copenhagen Suborbitals reveals their rocket engine plans.

by AstroAggregatorJanuary 30, 2013

Yesterday Kristian von Bengtson of Copenhagen Suborbitals answered questions about the endeavour on Reddit. I took the opportunity to ask a bunch of questions about their custom built TM65 rocket engine.

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Copenhagen Suborbitals Retires TM65 engine following test
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Copenhagen Suborbitals Retires TM65 engine following test

by AstroAggregatorJanuary 5, 2013

Copenhagen Suborbitals had another test of their flagship TM65 engine on December 30th – but not everything went to plan.

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Blue Origin completes escape test
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Blue Origin completes escape test

by AstroAggregatorNovember 3, 2012

Completing their stay at NASA, Blue Origin successfully demonstrated their modules pusher escape system, designed to save the crew of their craft in case of any serious malfunction.

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