Aerojet Rocketdyne Powers Second Mission for U.S. Space Force
“This launch marks the second successful launch for the United States Space Force since the new branch of our military was officially established last year,” said
After the Atlas V lifted off the pad and the upper stage separated from the first stage booster, a single RL10C-1 engine ignited to place the payload into orbit. The RL10C-1 engine delivers 22,890 pounds of thrust to power the upper stage, using cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants during its operation. ARDÉ, a subsidiary of
Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.