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NASA’s New Heavy Lift Rocket to Use RS-68 Engine Developed with ADvantage

On the 19th of May, 2006 NASA announced it will use the RS-68 rocket engine on the first stage of its planned heavy-lift Cargo Launch Vehicle (CaLV), a key element of the agency’s future exploration architecture. This advanced rocket, pictured below, was developed in partnership between NASA and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (formerly Boeing Rocketdyne) using ADI’s ADvantage Framework.

The article, shown below in PDF, is a great description of the development of this rocket’s control systems.

Development of the Boeing Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power RS-68 Rocket Engine for the Delta IV in PDF (87kb)

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