On Orbit Episode 4 – 3D Printing Rockets with Tim Ellis
On Orbit is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Via Satellite Executive Editor and SATELLITE Chair Jeffrey Hill, focusing on the socioeconomic value and problem-solving power of commercial space technologies.
At SATELLITE 2019, Jeff hosted a fireside chat on 3D Printed rockets with Tim Ellis, CEO and
Founder of Relativity, a unique launch service company that aims to print and launch entire
rockets within 60 days. Tim tells the story of why he left a promising career as a 3D printing
specialist at a major launch company to disrupt 60 years of established aerospace industry
practices. He explains why investors like Marc Cuban are so excited about how 3D printing
can help us get to Mars, and provides a detailed look into Relativity’s in-house technology
and Terran launch vehicle.
Click below to listen to the episode:
NOTE – Please excuse choppy audio at the beginning. We were recording live on stage at
the SATELLITE 2019 conference and this mix was pulled from the soundboard using wireless