Founded in 1985 by Jim Bennett, the American Rocket Company, or AMROC, was a company that developed hybrid rocket motors.
It had over 200 hybrid rocket motor test firings ranging from 4.5 kN to 1.1 MN at NASA's Stennis Space Center's E1 test stand.
Amroc planned to develop the Industrial Launch Vehicle (ILV).
Its 5 October 1989 launch of the SET-1 sounding rocket was unsuccessful.
The company became insolvent and was shut down in 1995. Its intellectual property was acquired in 1999 by SpaceDev, and its lineage is part of SpaceShipOne.
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