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Title    Relativity Space Announces Fully Reusable "Terran R" Rocket, Planned for 2024 Debut
Date    Wednesday June 09, @09:13PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the competition++ dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/06/09/1246243

takyon writes:

Relativity Space reveals fully reusable medium lift launch vehicle Terran R

Relativity Space, leveraging their 3D printing technology, has announced the next step towards supporting multiplanetary spaceflight: a fully reusable, medium lift launch vehicle named Terran R.

The company's second launch vehicle, succeeding the Terran 1 rocket to debut later this year, will have more payload capacity than the partially reusable SpaceX Falcon 9, and is only the second fully reusable commercial launch vehicle to be revealed publicly after SpaceX's Starship.

The two stage Terran R rocket will be 216 feet (65.8 meters) tall and 16 feet (4.9 meters) in diameter. The second stage features aerodynamic surfaces which will enable recovery and reuse, in addition to a reusable 5 meter diameter payload fairing. Terran R will be capable of delivering over 20,000 kilograms to Low Earth Orbit in its reusable configuration, beating Falcon 9's 15,600 kilograms with drone ship recovery.

Just like Terran 1, Relativity's small lift vehicle offering 1,250 kilograms to Low Earth Orbit, the components for Terran R will be 3D printed. Relativity Space aims to reduce cost and improve reliability by designing 3D printed vehicles with a low part count.

Previously: Relativity Space Leases Land at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi
Aerospace Startup Making 3D-Printed Rockets Now Has a Launch Site at America's Busiest Spaceport
Relativity Space Selected to Launch Satellites for Telesat


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Relativity Space reveals fully reusable medium lift launch vehicle Terran R" - https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/relativity-reveals-terran-r/
  3. "Relativity's small lift vehicle offering 1,250 kilograms to Low Earth Orbit" - https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/10/relativity-3d-printing-launch-manifest-funding/
  4. "Relativity Space Leases Land at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/03/23/0337237
  5. "Aerospace Startup Making 3D-Printed Rockets Now Has a Launch Site at America's Busiest Spaceport" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/01/22/1321245
  6. "Relativity Space Selected to Launch Satellites for Telesat" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/04/05/187229
  7. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=49182

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