January 2014

Hello, Newton: Virgin Galactic unveils its ‘other’ rocket engine

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MOJAVE, Calif. — Even as Virgin Galactic is testing the hybrid rocket motor that powers its SpaceShipTwo suborbital space plane, it's developing a different rocket engine for orbital flights. Now the company is taking the wraps off that kerosene-fueled powerhouse, known as the Newton. Two types of Newton engines have [...]