Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne opening office

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Aerojet Rocketdyne on Tuesday announced it would open a rocket propulsion development office in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, with plans to deliver a new rocket engine to replace the RD-180. The office will be led by Dr. Jerrol Littles in coordination with Gene Goldman, former acting director of Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center and former director of Stennis Space Center, Miss. The company said the new AR 1 rocket it plans to develop will be the first advanced hydrocarbon liquid-fuel rocket engine made by Aerojet Rocketdyne since it was formed by the merger of Aerojet and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne in 2013. Aerojet Rocketdyne also has an operation at Stennis Space Center. (Source:, 09/17/14)