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Aerojet To Study Future Propulsion (Aug. 20)

Aerojet General Corp., Sacramento, Calif., is being awarded a $7,015,861 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate, Edward Research Site, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., with development and validation of analysis tools and data needed for solid rocket motor components that will meet integrated high payoff propulsion technology Phase III goals.

The Phase III Missile Propulsion Component Analysis and Assessment Program/Solid Rocket Motor Modeling Program will be supporting the sustainment of development capabilities for strategic propulsion technology.

The boost and orbit transfer goals of this program will be to improve mass fraction, specific impulse, hardware cost, operational cost, support cost and stage failure rate.

At this time, $328,000 of the funds has been obligated. Further funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued. This work will be complete by May 2006. Solicitation began November 2002.

The Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04611-03-C-0041).

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