(ORDO NEWS) — British company Orbex has unveiled a full-scale prototype of its 19-metre-long Prime rocket that will launch small satellites from the Scottish Highlands.
The company says the final version of the rocket will be fully reusable and will launch using a renewable biofuel called biopropane, making it “the world’s most environmentally friendly rocket.”
The rocket will also use 3D printed motors and its own patented booster reuse technology.
The Orbex rockets will be launched from Sutherland, which could be operational by the end of the year. First, however, a full-scale Prime prototype will be tested at a test site in the village of Kinloss, Scotland.
The first launch of Orbex Prime is scheduled for the end of 2022.
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