First 3D printed rocket engine flight

I missed this, it happened 2 months ago, I stumbled upon it while looking over the SDSU rocket project images.

The rocket was built and launched by the Bagaveev Corporation, which is a new space start-up developing 3D printed rocket engines for a nanosatellite launcher. The company is aiming to build and launch a two stage, 35ft, 3 ton GLOW, 3D printed aerospike satellite launcher, capable of putting between 10-12kg into low earth and sun-synchronous orbit.

As can be seen in the video below the rocket had a low thrust to weight ratio and did not follow its intended flight path, miraculously the goods end of the rocket look like it survived the impact as can be seen in the pictures below.


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