LE BOURGET — The newly formed Aerojet Rocketdyne is crafting a plan with the Russian Kuznetsov Design Bureau to restart production of the NK-33 rocket engine to assuage concerns from NASA that enough propulsion systems will be available for missions planned to resupply the International Space Station. NK-33s overhauled by Aerojet, designated the AJ-26, are used to power Orbital Sciences’ new Antares medium-lift rocket for upcoming NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) missions; ...

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