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Reusability: Better late than never?

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by bxr140, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. bxr140

    bxr140 Active Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Bay Area
    Ariane says they're getting into the motor printing game.
    ArianeGroup supplier GKN to 3D print turbines for reusable Prometheus engines -

    And relative to this being a SpaceX forum, there are some interesting buzz words in there, namely 'Reusability' and 'Methane'. Also interesting is potential compatibility of this motor with Ariane 6. That seems a bit of a stretch for me since A6 has a [hydrogen burning] Vulcain in the caboose, but I suppose stranger things have happened. I'd bet its more likely going to see first use on a new A6 upper stage.

    Anyway, as always, the more the merrier.
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