NASA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne $1.79 Billion Contract Modification to Build Additional RS-25 Rocket Engines to Support Artemis Program
The flight proven, high-performance RS-25 engines are used to propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, a critical element of the Artemis program. As NASA looks to land the first woman and next man on the Moon with the Artemis program, SLS is the super heavy-lift rocket that will carry the crew and cargo to the lunar vicinity.
“The nation is returning to the Moon and moving forward with plans to explore other deep space destinations, including Mars,” said
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The additional 18 engines continue to leverage supply chain optimization and the incorporation of modern manufacturing techniques, like additive manufacturing, that were introduced in the initial SLS engine production.
The second set of four engines for Artemis II is complete and stored at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s facility at Stennis. Once the Artemis II core stage that is being built at NASA’s
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Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.