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Launch of 3D-printed rocket ends in vain as it fails to reach orbit

3D-printed rocket: Relativity Space, the aerospace company behind the launch, said that the launch was a 'huge win'

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Terran 1, the world's first 3D-printed rocket, launched successfully on its third attempt on Wednesday. However, it failed to reach its orbit during the second-stage separation, according to the news agency AFP.

Relativity Space, the aerospace company behind the launch, said that the launch was a "huge win".

"Today's launch proved Relativity's 3D-printed rocket technologies that will enable our next vehicle, Terran R. We successfully made it through Max-Q, the highest stress state on our printed structures. This is the biggest proof point for our novel additive manufacturing approach," it said in a Twitter post.

"We will assess flight data and provide public

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First Published: Mar 23 2023 | 2:45 PM IST

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