Aerojet Rocketdyne’s hopes of marrying its AR1 rocket engine to the Atlas V under its own bid appear to have been dashed, but the company still sees a way to get into the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. Rights for the rocket’s design are owned by the United Launch Alliance (ULA), which until May had a monopoly on the U.S. Air Force’s satellite launch market. In May, the Air Force certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to compete for EELV ...

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