Aerojet is an American manufacturer of rocket engines. In addition to its headquarters in Sacramento, California, the company is represented at numerous locations in the United States. The parent company is GenCorp, the successor company of General Tire.
After the founding on March 19, 1942 at the Azusa, California Aerojet initially developed launch vehicles for military aircraft. Starting from the Aerobee sounding rocket, the company was involved in the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles Minuteman, Titan and Peacekeeper and the submarine -based Polaris.
The civil projects included the development of the drive for the Apollo spacecraft and the control rockets of the Space Shuttle. Another business segment resulted in the production of uranium and smart munitions.
Currently, the company manufactures engines for different military missiles. In addition, Aerojet was awarded the contract for the drive of the new ISS supply Antares launch vehicle as well as for the Orion spacecraft as part of the Constellation program.
- Company (California )
- Engine manufacturer
- Aerospace company
- Space of the United States