This Is Not a Joke: 3 Alternative Low-Cost Rocket Missions to Beat NASA, SpaceX and Boeing (Video)

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Major space technology companies spend billions of dollars on the equipment and project.

See on Nexter.org how to launch a rocket on a tight budget.

General companies to launch rockets

We’ve been acquainted with several huge companies that are known for their permanent work on the launching of the rockets:

  • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) – is an independent US company responsible for the space program, as well as aerospace research;
  • SpaceX – works on space technology and are trying to achieve the goal of enabling people to live on Mars and other planets.
  • Boeing – is an American corporation that designs and sells airplanes, rockets, and satellites around the world.

Source: time.com

There are three alternative, or low-budget, startups that are trying to win the race.

Rocket Lab launches into space a 3D-printed rocket

Startup company Rocket Lab has successfully launched $5 million rocket Electron in New Zealand. Ultralight rocket Electron was the first rocket printed on a 3D printer.

The engineers of Rocket Lab are going to use the data from this launch to help plan future launches of NASA, Spire, Planet, Moon Express and Spaceflight.

India Rocket Missions

India launched a Polar Satellite, loaded with four satellites from France, Germany, Canada, and Singapore in Sriharikota, which cost only $2.2 billion.

India’s low-cost space technology in numbers: it launched the satellite to Mars at a total cost of $75 million, but NASA had to invest $600 million more.

india-rocket-launch-pic

Source: spaceflightinsider.com

CloudIX to develop a low-budget rocket

CloudIX (Cloud Nine) works on very low-cost rockets that can carry a light satellite, to 48 lb.

To save the money, CloudIX design rocket elements based on 3D printing and using a polymer composite to withstand high temperatures.

Read more on their official website.

CloudIX-rocket-launch-pic

Source: CloudIX

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