Aerojet Rocketdyne and SMC Investing in Engine Technology
The RL10C-X represents the future of the nation’s premiere upper-stage rocket engine, the RL10, which has accumulated more than 50 years of proven flight experience. Using advanced 3-D printing technology paired with other modern manufacturing techniques, production costs for the RL10C-X will be greatly reduced without compromising current performance and reliability or impacting the launch vehicle interfaces.
“Aerojet Rocketdyne has extensive experience building rocket engines for most of the nation’s preeminent launch vehicles and we will continue that legacy with the RL10C-X engine,” said
The AR1 uses liquid-oxygen (LOX)/kerosene
“We are currently manufacturing our first complete AR1 engine that will be ready for hot-fire testing in 2019,” added Drake. “AR1 is an ideal engine for a wide number of applications; it brings together the right propellant combination, thrust level, size and performance for launch vehicles in the medium to heavy class. In combination with the RL10C-X upper-stage engine, the AR1 will further drive down the cost of launch propulsion with the schedule confidence and mission assurance of a flight-proven company. I remain steadfast that
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