Aerojet Guns for Lead Roles On New Heavy-Lift Rocket
As NASA settled last year on a congressionally mandated heavy-lift launch vehicle design based on propulsion technologies already in development, rocket-engine manufacturer Aerojet was making a case for opening up key elements of the launcher to competition….
PRATT & WHITNEY ROCKETDYNE PROGRAM UPDATE
Dec. 21, 2010
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed another major subassembly for NASA’s first J-2X rocket engine. Â A highly-efficient and versatile engine, the J-2X will help sustain the critical design and manufacturing skills required for the United States to maintain its leadership position in human space exploration and its engineering expertise necessary to support national security. Â Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
PRATT & WHITNEY ROCKETDYNE PRESS RELEASE
Dec. 13, 2010
NASA has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract worth approximately $622,000 to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability. Â Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
“As a provider of human-rated rocket engine technology with decades of proven success, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is honored to help NASA evaluate heavy-lift launch vehicle concepts and propulsion technologies for affordability and sustainability â€“ aspects essential for future space exploration missions,” said Jim Maser, president, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.