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3DVLE

3D Double Vortex Liquid Engine

By leveraging metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and technologies, the aim of the project is to improve the performance of a double vortex liquid thruster based on HTP/kerosene for space applications. The main project objectives are a) designing the internal combustion chamber, b) realising an ‘on print’ insertion of thermal protection device during printing, and c) micro-machining the fuel injection. The project is divided into 3 steps; the first will focus on realisation of small samples to test the technology, the second on fuel injection, and the third in the full thruster production and fire tests.

Lead SME
T4i - Technology for Propulsion and Innovation
Supporting Facility Centres


 

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