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  1. #1 Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel? 
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    Have you heard about the new special type of rocket fuel that is made from plastic waste? One company uses particular kinds of plastic to remake them in rocket fuel


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    Quote Originally Posted by bearnard bale66 View Post
    Have you heard about the new special type of rocket fuel that is made from plastic waste? One company uses particular kinds of plastic to remake them in rocket fuel

    The Skyrora XL (1) rocket you refer to does use a 3D printer to make a rocket engine. Quite remarkable.

    This rocket uses fuel made from waste plastic, and is expected to be launched some time next year (2).


    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyrora

    2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonatha...astic-as-fuel/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Helix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bearnard bale66 View Post
    Have you heard about the new special type of rocket fuel that is made from plastic waste? One company uses particular kinds of plastic to remake them in rocket fuel

    The Skyrora XL (1) rocket you refer to does use a 3D printer to make a rocket engine. Quite remarkable.

    This rocket uses fuel made from waste plastic, and is expected to be launched some time next year (2).


    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyrora

    2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonatha...astic-as-fuel/
    Yeah, you are right. payload control system for XL rocket was made with the usage of additive technology. I can't believe that engines can be made with the help of 3d printer. I`ve never thought that 3d printing couldn't be used for such purposes. However, as I see, the final material is tough enough to handle that kind of stress.
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    Also, I`d like to say a few words about new type of the rocket fuel (remade from plastic) was tested successfully. This test has shown that this new type of fuel is 1% - 3% better than kerosene by its energy characteristics. I wonder if it`s possible to use such kind of fuel in long space journeys?
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    I am so glad that nowadays top companies in space started to think not only about future of humanity in space, but also about environment on Earth. By the way I also wonder how durable are products made with help of 3d printing? Are they strong enough to endure tough conditions in open space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceGirl View Post
    I am so glad that nowadays top companies in space started to think not only about future of humanity in space, but also about environment on Earth. By the way I also wonder how durable are products made with help of 3d printing? Are they strong enough to endure tough conditions in open space?
    What has this to do with the thread topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceGirl View Post
    I am so glad that nowadays top companies in space started to think not only about future of humanity in space, but also about environment on Earth. By the way I also wonder how durable are products made with help of 3d printing? Are they strong enough to endure tough conditions in open space?
    I guess these products ( made with the help 3D technology ) are durable enough if some of them are used in rocket engines. I guess it`s very useful to use 3d printing technology especially in manufacturing of microsatellites.
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