RL10 Engine Performs As Expected In X-37B Launch

Credit: Credit: United Launch Alliance
The powered portion of flight for an Atlas V boosting the third U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) has successfully completed, according to Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne officials. The company makes the RL10 engine for the Centaur upper stage. The RL10 malfunctioned during the last U.S...

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