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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers RS-25 Combustion Engines to NASA

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers RS-25 Combustion Engines to NASA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Aerojet Rocketdyne has handed over to NASA four rocket engines that are slated for integration into the core stage of the agency“™s Space Launch System rocket.

Built to operate via liquid oxygen and hydrogen propellants, the RS-25 is a staged-combustion engine that yields 512K pounds of vacuum thrust, the company said Friday.

In addition, Aerojet Rocketdyne will also deliver the RL10, an engine platform intended to support the SLS“™ upper stage, reaction control system thrusters and composite pressure vessels.

“The Space Launch System is a foundational element of our nation“™s deep space exploration architecture that will allow humans to return to the Moon and eventually set foot on Mars,“ said Eileen Drake, CEO and president at Aerojet Rocketdyne.

In 2020, the SLS rocket will lift off as part of the Artemis 1 mission, an uncrewed flight which will carry satellites that will conduct scientific analysis as well as provide data that will potentially lead to crewed space flight to the Moon and to Mars.

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