Aerojet Rocketdyne plans to produce AR1 engine in Huntsville, Alabama

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Aerojet Rocketdyne plans to produce its AR1 engine in Huntsville, creating 100 jobs.

The company said Monday it selected Huntsville because of the presence of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Dynetics, a company partnering with Aerojet Rocketdyne on the engine.

Aerojet plans to have the AR1 certified for use by 2019, although it’s not clear yet what vehicle will use the AR1, as United Launch Alliance currently is planning to use the BE-4 engine from Blue Origin on its Vulcan launch vehicle. [Huntsville Times]


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