Aerojet Rocketdyne has accomplished a live-fire check of the eSR-19 superior massive stable rocket motor at Edwards AFB, California.
The rocket motor is being trialed to energy the Missile Protection Company’s (MDA) next-generation Medium Vary Ballistic Missile goal to check the US authorities’s missile protection methods.
As well as, the check serves as preparation for related flight check motor deliveries later this yr in partnership with Air Pressure Analysis Laboratory.
Rocketdyne’s eSR-19 Rocket Motor
The eSR-19 is a revamped model of Rocketdyne’s SR-19 rocket motor at the moment utilized by the US authorities for the second stage of the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.
The brand new system has a composite chassis and different upgrades for a lighter efficiency.
Rocketdyne and Air Pressure Analysis Laboratory performed the eSR-19’s design verification check in October 2022.
Supporting US and Allies
As soon as accomplished, the eSR-19 will propel each levels of MDA’s subsequent air-launched, medium-range goal car being developed by Rocketdyne phase Coleman Aerospace.
Design and fabrication for the eSR-19 are being performed at Rocketdyne amenities in Huntsville, Alabama, whereas solid and curation processes are going down in Camden, Arkansas.
The ultimate section contains the combination of the rocket motors with the MDA goal methods in Orlando, Florida.
“I applaud the devoted efforts by groups throughout Aerojet Rocketdyne to satisfy this necessary milestone,” President and CEO Eileen Drake acknowledged.
“Our steadfast workforce and superior stable rocket motor propulsion stay essential to serving to shield our nation and our allies.”