3D Rocket Launch Attempt Fell Short Of Orbit
Terran 1 is not designed to be recovered but 'Relativity Space' is already working on another project based on the data collected from the failed attempt.
‘Relativity Space’ launched its first 3D-printed rocket on a test mission that started with hope for success and fell short of accomplishment.
The 110-foot-tall Terran 1 rocket was originally scheduled for liftoff on March 8th but the attempt was called off 70 seconds before launch, due to a malfunctioning valve.
A second attempt was conducted on March 11th but was aborted when the automated launch system registered second-stage fuel pressure that was lower than the specified range.
Late Wednesday night, Terran 1 finally made its ascent into the sky around 11:25p.m..
The first stage’s main-engine cutoff and stage separation was a success but the second stage suffered an ‘anomaly’ and the rocket fell short of reaching orbit.
Terran 1 is not designed to be recovered but ‘Relativity Space’ is already working on another project based on the data collected from the failed attempt.