Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Classified Satellite for the U.S. Government
"We're delighted to continue providing propulsion systems in support of our warfighters, at home and overseas," said
"Today's flawless performance of our propulsion systems is a reflection of the continuing dedication and professionalism of everyone at
The RL10C-1 was developed from the RL10 family of upper-stage engines, which has accumulated one of the most impressive track records of accomplishments in the history of space propulsion. More than 480 RL10 engines have supported launches over the last 50 years, playing a vital role in placing military, government and commercial satellites into orbit, and powering scientific space probes on every interplanetary mission in our solar system.
The 12 MR-106 RCS thrusters are assembled in four rocket engine
modules and provide pitch, yaw and roll control for the Centaur upper stage as well as settling burns prior to firing the RL10C-1 engine. ARDÉ, a subsidiary of
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