Recently the head of the US Air Force Space Command, Gen. William Shelton, said he believes now is the time for the United State to begin developing a new engine.
According to the Defense News article he believes that a national program would be a good place to start. Currently the engine used on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle is supplied by Russia, which could cause problems with supply in the future.
At Ardel we’re always watching the aerospace industry closely and we’d be excited to see a return to US manufacturing for a government space program. This type of program could help to further improve our economy as well as renew interest in the engineering and manufacturing sectors for the younger generations who would have an opportunity to build a new rocket engine.
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