Terran 1 • “Good Luck, Have Fun”
March 22, 2023 at 11:25 p.m. EDT
Relativity Space's Terran 1 rocket launches the world's first 3D-printed rocket on its inaugural demonstration flight.
First-of-its-kind! Nine methane-fueled engines generated about 207,000 pounds of thrust and produced a blue-tinted exhaust throughout the ascent from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Launch Complex 16.
An anomaly occurred on the upper stage and it did not reach orbit on its first-ever launch, but it successfully demonstrated the strength of the launcher’s first-of-its-kind 3D-printed structure and methane-fueled booster.