El gráfico muestra las características del vehículo lanzador Orbex Prime.
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El cohete Prime de Orbex podría ser lanzado desde el Reino Unido en 2021

February 11, 2019 - Orbex es una nueva empresa emergente de Gran Bretaña, Dinamarca y Alemania que busca poner en órbita pequeños satélites comerciales desde una plataforma de lanzamiento en la península A’Mhòine, Escocia, ya para 2021.

The 17m-long, two-stage Orbex launch vehicle, dubbed “Prime”, is set to be the first UK-built rocket to take off from a UK launch site. It is made from lightweight carbon fibre and aluminum composite, and features the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine, according to NASASpaceFlight.

The rocket will likely use bio-propane, a clean-burning, renewable fuel source that cuts carbon emissions by 90 percent compared to fossil hydrocarbon fuels.

Most of the rocket components will be built at Orbex’s production facilities in Germany and Denmark. Assembly then takes place at Forres in Scotland before the rocket is transported by road to the proposed launch site at A’Mhòine.

PUBLISHED: 12/02/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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