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News Archive / Tagged: AR-1

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne pushing forward with 3-D printed rocket engines

    Jose FloresJanuary 7th, 2016

    Aerojet Rocketdyne was awarded a $6 million contract on Tuesday, Jan. 5, to establish the standards that will be used to gauge components fabricated using 3-D printing for application in liquid-fueled rocket engines. The announcement comes at a time when 3-D printing is proving its worth in space exploration efforts.

  • Backup engine for ULA’s Vulcan rocket completes design review

    Jason RhianDecember 21st, 2015

    ULA new "Vulcan" booster has been developed to be reliable, as such, some of its key systems have backups. While ULA has tapped Blue Origin's BE-4 rocket engine to power the new rocket's first stage, the firm has also been developing a backup engine for the rocket as well – Aerojet Rocketdyne's AR-1. That engine has recently completed a milestone in its development.

  • NASA signs SAA with Aerojet Rocketdyne to use Stennis test stand for AR1 engine

    Jason RhianJune 19th, 2015

    NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne have signed a Space Act Agreement (SAA ) for testing of the latter’s AR1 multi-element pre-burner and main injector. The AR1 is considered to be an important offering as it is one of several domestically-produced rocket engines which could end U.S. dependence on […]

  • 3-D printed components for AR1 rocket engine undergo hot-fire testing

    Jason RhianMarch 20th, 2015

    As Launch Service Providers and other aerospace firms develop new technology or utilize existing systems to increase their capabilities, decrease their production rates, and lower the cost of delivering payloads to orbit, there is one technology in particular that has surged to the forefront of producing hardware for use in spaceflight operations: additive manufacturing, more commonly […]