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March 29, 2019

AMI Creates Large Bolt for Aerojet’s AR1 Booster Engine

We are proud to have been selected to create a large bolt for the American-designed and built Aerojet Rocketdyne AR1 booster engine, which will play a critical role in helping the United States end its dependence on foreign engine suppliers to launch into orbit critical national security, civil and NASA payloads.

With its flexible configuration, the AR1 booster engine could be used on any number of launch vehicles, from the Atlas V to NASA’s Space Launch System.

To ensure quality but also remain competitive with other manufacturers, Aerojet has incorporated numerous advanced and cost-effective manufacturing techniques, including additive manufacturing (3D printing), white light inspection and low-cost brazing and forming.

AR1 Booster Engine Specs

  • – 500,000 lbf thrust at sea level
  • – Liquid-oxygen (Lox)/Kerosene (RP-1) propellants
  • – Configured to accommodate multiple applications
  • – Uses advanced oxygen-rich staged combustion kerosene technology
  • – Utilizes advanced cost-effective manufacturing techniques

Our Support for Aerojet

We are extremely excited to be supporting Aerojet Rocketdyne’s bold vision for the future. The unquestioned leader in liquid-propellant rocket engines, Aerojet also created the RS-25 engine, which is based on the Space Shuttle main engine and is the only reusable, staged combustion rocket engine in the world.

We’ll keep you updated on the status of the AR1 booster engine as the program proceeds!

AMI Exhibiting at the Paris Air Show

We are very excited to announce that Aerospace Manufacturing was awarded a Small Business Association grant by the State of New Jersey to exhibit at the Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 17 to 23 June 2019.

If you are planning on attending, schedule a time to chat with AMI!

About Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace Manufacturing is a AS9100 and ISO:9001 accredited manufacturer of high strength, close tolerance aerospace fasteners.

Our clientele includes industry leading OEMs like Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Bombardier, General Electric, DLA, NAVICP, NASA, and the U.S. Navy.

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