Rocket Propulsion Company’s 3D-Printing Lab Delivers First Rocket Engine Components

Ursa Major’s Advanced Manufacturing Lab in Youngstown, Ohio Cuts Time to Produce Rocket Engine Components from 6 Months to 1 Month

Rocket propulsion company Ursa Major’s Advanced Manufacturing Lab in Youngstown, Ohio, where its EOS laser powder bed fusion 3D printer (left) produces rocket engine components on demand. Technician Ty Barzak setting up for a new build (right). (Image Credit: Ursa Major)

DENVER (Ursa Major PR) — Ursa Major, America’s only privately funded company that focuses solely on rocket propulsion, delivered its first copper-based 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chambers out of its additive manufacturing (3D-printing) lab in Youngstown, Ohio, compressing the production and delivery cycle to one month, compared to a minimum of six months using traditional manufacturing processes. These advanced copper alloy-based engine components will be tested for space launch and hypersonic applications.

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U.S. Rocket Propulsion Company Ursa Major Announces New Engine to Displace Now Unavailable Russian-Made Propulsion Sources

Available for Order Now, “Arroway” is a 200,000-Pound Thrust Reusable Liquid Oxygen and Methane Staged Combustion Engine for Medium and Heavy Launch

Rendering of Ursa Major’s Heavy Launch “Arroway” Rocket Engine (Image Credit: Ursa Major)

DENVER  (Ursa Major PR) — Ursa Major, America’s only privately funded company that focuses solely on rocket propulsion, today introduced the latest in its line of engines. Arroway is a 200,000-pound thrust liquid oxygen and methane staged combustion engine that will serve markets including current U.S. national security missions, commercial satellite launches, orbital space stations, and future missions not yet conceived. The reusable Arroway engine is available for order now, slated for initial hot-fire testing in 2023, and delivery in 2025.

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Phantom Space Corp. Places Order for More Than 200 Ursa Major Rocket Engines

Phantom Daytona-E rocket. (Credit: Phantom Space)

TUCSON, Ariz. and DENVER, May 4, 2022 (Phantom Space PR) — Phantom Space Corporation, a space applications company, today announced an agreement to purchase more than 200 rocket engines from Ursa Major, America’s only independent pure-play rocket propulsion company. The order includes Ursa Major’s 5,000-Pound Thrust Hadley engines and the new 50,000-pound thrust Ripley engines. By using Ursa Major’s Hadley engines, Phantom’s Daytona rocket is slated for orbital launch in 2023, just three years after Phantom Space was formed. 

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Propulsion Company Ursa Major Delivers First-Ever Rocket Engines Qualified for Both Hypersonics and Space Launch Applications

Hot fire of Ursa Major’s oxygen-rich, staged combustion “Hadley” engine at the company’s Berthoud, Colo. headquarters. (Credit: Ursa Major)

DENVER, March 23, 2022 (Ursa Major PR) — Ursa Major, America’s only independent pure-play rocket propulsion company today announced the delivery of “Hadley” engines to two different customers for very different applications—hypersonics and space launch. Hadley is an American-made oxygen-rich staged combustion engine, the type of system preferred by the world’s most advanced space programs. The engine is now in full production, with 30 expected to be delivered this year.

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