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Aerojet Rocketdyne Is One of Many Companies Working on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Orion was designed to send humans on missions further than ever before, flying from Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne developed its Launch Abort System jettison motor, designed to separate crew capsule from service module during an emergency launch or ascent and land under parachutes. Aerojet Rocketdyne Aerojet […]

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The Gumdrop-Shaped Orion Spacecraft and Service Module

NASA has conducted rigorous tests of Orion spacecraft and service module in preparation for future missions to Mars or even further into space, such as uncrewed flight called Artemis I. Before reentering Earth’s atmosphere, Orion crew module separates from its service module using Aerojet Rocketdyne’s LAS jettison motor for rapid separation from launch vehicle for

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Orion – The Spacecraft That Will Carry Astronauts to the Moon and Mars

Orion is the spacecraft designed to transport astronauts between Earth, the International Space Station, lunar orbit and Mars. It was specifically developed with safety, durability and affordability in mind. Orion will launch on top of a Space Launch System rocket and feature an escape tower to protect astronauts during reentry. When Orion returns to Earth,

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