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GEM 63  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2019
Maiden Flight: 20 September 2018
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: GEM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 900
Family Members: GEM 40, GEM 46 and GEM 60
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Description: The Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM) booster was designed to increase the launch capability of Boeing Delta II rocket. GEMs provide outstanding reliability and lower costs over their predecessors. Thereafter GEM boosters power Delta III and Delta IV space launch systems as well as the Atlas V rocket.

The GEM 63 is a 63-inch diameter variant being designed to power the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle beginning in July 2019. Northrop Grumman started the development of the GEM 63 motor in 2015. The first ground test of the GEM 63 was carried out in September 2018.

GEM 63 Applications

Space Systems Atlas V

GEM 63 Specifications

Diameter: 63 inch (1,600 millimeter)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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GEM 63 News

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on 20 Sep 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018GEM 63 Motor Successfully Completes First Qualification Ground Test

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