Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne delivers groundbreaking engineering solutions that perform in the most extreme conditions on Earth and in space.
When it comes to extreme environments, none pose a greater level of difficulty or more varied set of challenges than the launch and operation of a system in space. With over 50 years of experience in liquid-propulsion systems and space technology, no other company has as great an understanding of those challenges as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. We’ve fueled space-exploration missions to nearly every planet in the solar system, brought astronauts to distant places and home again, and we continue to be the nation’s number one rocket engine provider.
Our unique history has led us to seek out and thrive on a wide variety of challenging projects—both in space and on the ground. We approach each with a deep commitment to problem solving and a discerning eye for innovation. We combine one of the most highly-trained workforces on Earth with our vast base of knowledge and unrivaled technical skill. We deliver zero-fail solutions that meet even the most stringent operational requirements, no matter what extremes they face.
Whether we're developing a better rocket engine, a more sustainable power solution, or a revolutionary application of existing technology, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engineers the most efficient, effective and reliable solutions to any challenge.
Power & Energy Solutions
Leveraging over 50 years of rocket engine experience, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne designs and develops advanced technology power systems for a wide variety of terrestrial and space applications. We focus on increasing efficiency, lowering cost, reducing environmental impact, and delivering greater sustainability of both our customers’ and our planet’s resources.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has earned a reputation for delivering intelligently designed, zero-fail space propulsion systems, and we continue to build upon that reputation with even more efficient and powerful innovations. Our experience has given us a deep foundation of relevant research and development, and has led us to maintain the most comprehensive analysis and validation processes available.
We also apply our ability to solve problems and meet extreme usability constraints to propulsion challenges within the Earth's atmosphere, and we are continually developing more lightweight, compact, durable and reliable products.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s optimization solutions are built around our modeling and simulation expertise and our R&D engineers who use that expertise to solve tough problems. It’s about ensuring that conditions such as temperature, energy density, pressure and weight are completely understood and continually managed. We call that Extreme Engineering. Optimization is identifying all the potential problems a given environment or requirement could present, creating a comprehensive process for resolving them, and ensuring that the system works and continues to operate as expected—at maximum efficiency and without interruption.