ATK tests new rocket motor

Jun 26 2013 - 4:28pm


PROMONTORY -- Aerospace and defense contractor ATK completed a test of its newly developed Large Class Stage I solid rocket motor on May 23 at a testing facility in Promontory.

ATK officials said the new high-performance motor design implements technologies from a number of Air Force developmental programs.

Created with the intention of developing a motor that can be modified for use on a variety of missions -- rather than having to design a new propulsion system for each -- the design stands to cut future development costs.

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