Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to assist with CST-100 design

  • 04-May-2011 08:45 EDT
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The CST-100 can carry a crew of seven and is designed to support the International Space Station and the Bigelow Aerospace Orbital Space Complex.

Boeing selected Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to help mature the design of its Service Module and integrated Launch Abort propulsion system for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The propulsion system is a critical element for a safe, affordable, and near-term commercial crew transportation system to low-Earth orbit. The Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) 2 program builds upon the successful propulsion system design and rapid hot-fire Bantam demonstration engine tests performed during the first round of Boeing's CCDev Space Act Agreement with NASA. Under its contract with Boeing, PWR will leverage proven Attitude Control Propulsion System thrusters from heritage programs, the Bantam test, and its storable propellant engineering capabilities to best meet Boeing's requirements.

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