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Reusability: Better late than never?

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

  1. bxr140

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    Ariane says they're getting into the motor printing game.
    ArianeGroup supplier GKN to 3D print turbines for reusable Prometheus engines - SpaceNews.com

    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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