X-Bow aimed not only to enter the space travel market, but to completely disrupt the industry. So the company’s Bolt rocket was made using a much more cost-effective and energy-efficient process that uses spacecraft-level 3D printing. According to X-Bow, the additive manufacturing process is “significantly more cost-effective” than the methods of major competitors.
The orbital test flight was made possible through a partnership between X-Bow Launch Systems and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Both companies expressed their positive opinion about the partnership and what success means in the future.
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