Reports of the inglorious and planned demise of the Atlas V rocket may be premature. A team of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Dynetics and Schafer is exploring the possibility of keeping the workhorse launch vehicle alive with the new AR1 propulsion system that Aerojet is developing. In an April 29 letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the companies requested to know what intellectual property and facilities for Atlas V belong to the government. The trio is weighing whether it can make a business ...

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