Space and Launch Systems

Aerojet Rocketdyne has powered more than 1,600 rocket launches since the inception of the U.S. space program, including the iconic Apollo mission that landed the first humans on the moon.

Our space shuttle engines helped successfully launch crew and cargo to the International Space Station 135 times, a flawless record of success.

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion systems have played a vital role in placing commercial, military and government satellites into orbit, and have powered space-probe missions to nearly every planet in the solar system.

The Mars Curiosity rover is presently moving around the red planet, performing valuable experiments to determine whether life could have ever existed there—thanks to a power source developed by our Aerojet Rocketdyne engineers.

Below are some of the programs that have helped make that happen.