SR Space is preparing to test a new rocket engine, the details of which are printed on a 3D printer

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Summarize this content to 100 words SR Space plans to start testing its new rocket engine in August-early September. The combustion chamber and some other important parts of the device are printed on a 3D printer. The development is intended for geophysical rockets going into the upper atmosphere and near space. In the future, the engine will become the main engine for a power plant of greater thrust for rockets capable of launching groups of satellites into near-Earth orbits.Methane and oxygen are used as fuel steam in the engine. Fuel components are supplied to the combustion chamber using electric pumps.This is a closed-cycle liquid rocket engine. The selected fuel pair is promising from the point of view of future projects. It is optimal for the creation of reusable rocket and space systems, – the company’s executive director, Oleksandr Zykov, told Izvestia newspaper.The first launch of a rocket with a new engine is scheduled for 2024. It will be a geophysical rocket developed by SR Space. As Oleksandr Zykov explained, such rockets allow for relatively low costs to conduct experiments in weightlessness, vacuum and other conditions characteristic of outer space. “The rocket will fly slightly above the Karman line. It will be launched from a point of 85℃. The entire flight will last about ten minutes,” explained Petro Kudryashov, the chief designer of the company.The next stage will be the development and construction of an ultra-light launch vehicle that will be able to launch cargo weighing from 300 to 400 kg into various orbits. “In the West and in China, satellites are already made like pies and are actively used. We believe that a market is being formed in Russia. It is huge. We are also counting on the markets of friendly countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” said Oleksandr Zykov.According to him, the development of satellite groups will require their prompt withdrawal and renewal, and ultralight launch vehicles can provide this opportunity. SR Space planned the first launch of such a rocket for 2025.

SR Space is preparing to test a new rocket engine, the details of which are printed on a 3D printer

SR Space plans to start testing its new rocket engine in August-early September. The combustion chamber and some other important parts of the device are printed on a 3D printer. The development is intended for geophysical rockets going into the upper atmosphere and near space. In the future, the engine will become the main engine for a power plant of greater thrust for rockets capable of launching groups of satellites into near-Earth orbits.

Methane and oxygen are used as fuel steam in the engine. Fuel components are supplied to the combustion chamber using electric pumps.

This is a closed-cycle liquid rocket engine. The selected fuel pair is promising from the point of view of future projects. It is optimal for the creation of reusable rocket and space systems, – the company’s executive director, Oleksandr Zykov, told Izvestia newspaper.

The first launch of a rocket with a new engine is scheduled for 2024. It will be a geophysical rocket developed by SR Space. As Oleksandr Zykov explained, such rockets allow for relatively low costs to conduct experiments in weightlessness, vacuum and other conditions characteristic of outer space.

“The rocket will fly slightly above the Karman line. It will be launched from a point of 85℃. The entire flight will last about ten minutes,” explained Petro Kudryashov, the chief designer of the company.

The next stage will be the development and construction of an ultra-light launch vehicle that will be able to launch cargo weighing from 300 to 400 kg into various orbits.

“In the West and in China, satellites are already made like pies and are actively used. We believe that a market is being formed in Russia. It is huge. We are also counting on the markets of friendly countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” said Oleksandr Zykov.

According to him, the development of satellite groups will require their prompt withdrawal and renewal, and ultralight launch vehicles can provide this opportunity. SR Space planned the first launch of such a rocket for 2025.

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