Aerojet confident in long-shot contest against Bezos’s space company
Their partnership was announced at a splashy news conference at the National Press Club, and in the year since, the marriage has appeared solid: United Launch Alliance has repeatedly said it is standing by Jeffrey P. Bezos’s space company as its chosen rocket-engine supplier.
But another company is questioning whether that deal is in the best interests of the Pentagon’s space program. Aerojet Rocketdyne, an engine builder with roots in the earliest years of space flight, is taking an increasingly aggressive stand to try to get its product into the rocket being designed by ULA for government launches.
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