Tag Archives: Stennis Space Center

DARPA Finishes Two-Week Evaluation of AR-22 Engine; Scott Wierzbanowski Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has concluded its two-week evaluation of an RS-25 Space Shuttle Main Engine variant as part of the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane program with Boeing. DARPA said Tuesday it coordinated with Aerojet Rocketdyne in fire testing the AR-22 engine using an aircraft-like approach. Experimental Spaceplane Program …

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SpaceX Gets USAF Contract Modification to Continue Rocket Engine Tech Devt

Space Exploration Technologies has received a $40.8 million contract modification to further develop a rocket propulsion system prototype for the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The Defense Department said Thursday SpaceX will continue development of the Raptor engine technology through April 30, 2018, under the modification. USAF awarded the company a $61.4 million …

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