Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Orion Spacecraft Subsystem Design Review; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

Aerojet RocketdyneAerojet Rocketdyne has completed the critical design review on the Orion spacecraft’s jettison motor and crew module reaction control system.

Aerojet Rocketdyne will kick off the production of hardware for installation into the Orion spacecraft in preparation for the Exploration Mission-1, the company said Friday.

“Astronaut safety is paramount and the jettison motor and the crew module reaction control system will ensure that the crew begins their mission into deep space and lands at the completion without harm,” said Julie Van Kleeck, vice president of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s advanced space and launch programs.

The jettison motor works to separate the launch abort system from Orion in order to help ensure crew safety in deep space missions.

The crew module RCS is designed to adjust the heat shield, stabilize the crew module and bring the vehicle to proper orientation for splashdown.

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