"AR1 capitalizes on proven technology, propellants and an engine cycle that are compatible with existing and future launch systems. In addition, the AR1 rocket engine incorporates the latest innovations, like advanced 3-D printing of rocket engine components, to answer the urgent needs of America's national security in a very affordable way," said Drake.Aerojet Rocketdyne is the only company in the United States that has developed and produced large liquid-fueled rocket engines that have powered the launches of America's most critical missions, including every launch for the United States Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program and every astronaut launched from U.S. soil. In addition to the RS-25 and AR1 rocket engines, Aerojet Rocketdyne's flight-proven RS-68 is America's most powerful liquid rocket engine currently in production, providing more than 700,000 pounds of thrust to launch national security missions on the Delta IV launch vehicle. Additionally, the company's RL10 rocket engine has powered every upper stage on the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles - more than 100 consecutive successful launches. The RL10 has also been selected by NASA to power the SLS's new Exploration Upper Stage that will send a new generation of American space vehicles to explore deep space and "unlock the mysteries of space" as President Trump stated in his inaugural address. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
Contact: Glenn Mahone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 202-302-9941Glenn.Mahone@Rocket.comMary Engola, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 571-289-1371Mary.Engola@Rocket.com