Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected As Main Propulsion Provider for Boeing and DARPA Experimental Spaceplane
The reusable experimental spaceplane is designed to deliver small satellites into orbit with high launch responsiveness. The main propulsion is based on the legacy space shuttle main engines (SSME).
"As one of the world's most reliable rocket engines, the SSME is a smart choice to power the XS-1 launch vehicle," said
For the XS-1 program,
"As threats to our nation's space systems increase, it is imperative that we have the ability to rapidly deploy replacement assets," added Drake. "This demonstration program is vitally important to maintaining assured access to space, which remains a top priority for our nation."
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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