Orbital Sciences is considering three different bids to provide the company new engines for its Antares rocket.


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Orbital Sciences is considering three different bids to provide the company new engines for its Antares rocket.

The engine presently used is from a stock of refurbished Russian engines first built in the late 1960s for the Soviet Union’s N1 rocket, designed to send humans to the Moon.

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  • geoffc

    Any word on who the three bids are? Not a lot of RP1-LOX engines in the 600Klb thrust range out there. Nor integer multiples of them. (I.e. SpaceX is not going to sell them 4 Merlins per launch).

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