JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A rocket fuel company is bringing its rocket motor research and development operations to Mississippi.
Adranos, Inc. will occupy the 640 acre (258 hectares), seven-building complex once filled by General Dynamics in McHenry in Stone County. The company plans to invest $525,000 in the project and create 20 jobs.
“Mississippi continues to make strides in our efforts to send astronauts once again to the moon and beyond. The newest company to join the ranks of others in this mission, Adranos, will further bolster our position as a leader in space exploration,” Gov. Tate Reeves said in a news release. “The company’s environmentally friendly, next-generation rocket fuel will be advanced by Mississippians in Stone County, and we are proud to partner with them and with Adranos as we continue to make history on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and for our nation.”
At the site, Adranos will build a rocket motor test stand so it can perform a series of tests of its next-generation rocket fuel, the first of which will occur during the summer of 2021.
“The opportunity afforded to us by Stone County and the Mississippi Development Authority is truly extraordinary. The facility and local employment base will enable us to advance our high-performance rocket fuel and grow our company for many years to come,” Adranos CEO Chris Stoker said.
Adranos plans to fill the 20 jobs by the end of 2023.