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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne will complete design work for its hypersonic spaceplane aircraft. This selection marks the beginning of phase 2 of the project (XS-1 [...]

The European Space Agency (ESA) is 3D printing the bodies of CubeSats out of a modified and electrically conductive PEEK plastic. According to the ESA, the group is currently testing the use of a doped PEEK material having collabo [...]

The European Defence Agency has announced it will run a 3D printing lab as part of its new European Tactical Airlift Centre (ETAC) in Zaragoza, Spain. The EDA aims to evaluate the possibility of implementing 3D printing technology [...]

Californian company Rocket Lab will launch its first Electron rocket into space this week, equipped with a 3D printed Rutherford engine. Launching from the Mahia peninsula on the East coast of New Zealand, the Electron rocket is s [...]

Franco-Italian aerospace company Thales Alenia Space aims to expand its 3D printed space exploration. The company has recently supported the launches of the Telkom 3S, SGDC and KOREASAT-7 satellites with metal 3D printed parts, an [...]

New Mexico's Sigma Labs (NASDAQ:SGLB), a solutions provider for 3D metal printing in aerospace and defence, has reported its fiscal results for the first quarter of 2017. Mark Cola, President & CEO, said, During the First Quar [...]

Valentin Stamate, a researcher at the Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania, has demonstrated a prototype two-stroke engine, 3D printed in 3 different metals. Stamate believes the 3D printed engine to be the first of its kind [...]

Indian teenager Rifath Sharook has designed the "world's lightest satellite" using a 3D printed carbon fiber reinforced polymer. The satellite, which weighs just 64 grams, is expected to launch on a sounding rocket from NASA's Wal [...]

Aerojet Rocketdyne has reported two significant milestones have been reached in the development of the 3D printed AR1 rocket engine. Following successful hot fire tests, the engine also completed its Critical Design Review (CDR). [...]

Foster + Partners, a studio for architecture, urbanism and design based in the UK, has won phase 2 level 1 of NASA's centennial challenge to make 3D printed structures for extraterrestrial planets. Foster + Partners' designs were [...]