Aerojet Rocktdyne tests RS-25 engine modernization upgrades

Aerojet Rocketdyne has marked a milestone in efforts to reduce costs on the RS-25 engine that powers the Space Launch System (SLS), NASA´s new rocket, the company said.

At a demonstration at NASA´s Stennis Space Center, the development engine tested features in the main combustion chamber manufactured with an innovative bonding technique that cuts costs and fabrication time by 50 percent.

NASA Administrator James “Jim” Bridenstine attended the fifth demonstration of a 3-D printed Pogo Assembly and tested new flight controller.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is under contract to manufacture an initial set of six new engines for future SLS missions.

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader 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.