PDM software key in launcher design

Sherpa’s PDM technology has played a major role in developing the first US modified NK-33 Russian engine for GenCorp Aerojet. The engine, scheduled for use on the Kistler Aerospace K-1, is the world’s first fully reusable launch engine. The US modified engine was recently successfully test fired. For its design modification, Sherpa provided Aerojet with state-of-the-art PDM technology, used to manage the development from inception to manufacture.