3D-printed Relativity rocket set to make maiden launch from Florida coast

Rocket is the largest 3D printed object to attempt an orbital flight

Relativity Terran I. (Relativity Space)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – A rocket that is almost completely 3D-printed will make its first attempt to launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Relativity will attempt the maiden launch of the Terran 1 rocket from Space Launch Complex 16 on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The two-stage rocket is nicknamed “Good Luck, Have Fun.”

Terran 1 is 85% 3D-printed, with 3D-printed engines that use liquid oxygen and liquid natural gas. It’s the largest 3D-printed object to exist and attempt an orbital flight.

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If successful, Relativity will utilize the Terran 1 rocket for satellite deployment.

Forecasters with Space Launch Delta said there is a 90% chance of good weather for launch.

It’s the second planned launch on the Space Coast this week. SpaceX plans to launch a satellite mission for OneWeb on Thursday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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