Aerojet Rocketdyne completes propulsion for NASA's 1st crewed flight to the Moon

Aerojet Rocketdyne has announced the completion of its propulsion hardware for NASA´s Artemis II mission, the company said.

Engines and motors, which Aerojet Rocketdyne produces at its major space operations sites across the country, will support NASA´s Artemis II mission. The Artemis II mission is the second flight of SLS and Orion and the first to send an astronaut crew to fly around the Moon.

Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines collectively provide two million pounds of thrust to power the core stage of SLS, the world´s most powerful rocket. The company completed upgrading the Artemis II RS-25 engines with advanced components and controllers in November 2019. Engine assembly and testing was completed at Aerojet Rocketdyne´s facility at NASA´s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, and all four engines are ready for integration with the Artemis II core stage.

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), is an aerospace and defense company that provides propulsion systems and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, and tactical systems areas, in support of domestic and international customers.