Aerojet Rocketdyne Continues Southeast Expansion - AR1 Engine Production to Add 100 New Jobs in Huntsville
"Our world-class workforce is very excited to rapidly bring the AR1 engine into production - it will support the Trump administration's efforts to make our military strong again," said
The AR1 is being developed to provide
"Given the top-tier talent at the
Aerojet Rocketdyne's latest Southeast expansion is the third such announcement within the last year. Recently, the company announced the establishment of its Defense Business Unit
headquarters and the relocation of its Rocket Shop℠ Defense Advanced Programs division to the "Rocket City." Additionally, the company is expanding its presence at NASA's
"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.
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
Glenn Mahone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 202-302-9941 Glenn.Mahone@Rocket.com Mary Engola, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 571-289-1371 Mary.Engola@Rocket.com
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