Aerojet To Integrate Russian Thrusters Into Satellite Propulsion Systems
Aerojet has signed an agreement to integrate Russian-built thrusters into Aerojet’s satellite propulsion systems, GenCorp Inc. announced Dec. 6.
Aerojet will integrate Russian-built Hall-effect thrusters built by Fakel Experimental Design Bureau of Kaliningrad, Russia, into electric propulsion systems marketed in the United States, Japan and South America.
"This teaming agreement takes advantage of proven technologies allowing for reduced costs and reduced time-to-market for Aerojet’s customers," Julie Van Kleeck, Aerojet vice president of space programs, said in a statement.
Aerojet expects the first delivery of thrusters from Fakel in the 2007 first quarter.