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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports Launch and Flight of Third MUOS Tactical Communications Satellite System Spacecraft : 01/21/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Jan. 20, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a critical role in successfully placing the third of five planned Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellites, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, into orbit for the U.S. Navy. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with five Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ60 solid rocket boosters (SRB), an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine and multiple spacecraft...

Inmarsat Transmits Record-setting 10Mbps in L-band : 01/05/2015

Successful testing over the innovative Inmarsat-4/Alphasat satellite system demonstrates the potential of small L-band terminals to meet emerging intelligence and media needs.

Washington, D.C., (Dec. 19, 2014) -- Inmarsat confirmed the U.S. Government Business Unit's successful testing of its on-demand lease service using the prototype L-band Advanced Communications Element (LACE) terminal. The experimental terminal established a record-setting 10Mbps return link connectivity from a small L-band antenna, bringing high-...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Demonstrates 3D Printed Rocket Propulsion System for Satellites : 12/15/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 15, 2014) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120™ CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System™ (CHAMPS™). The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief Technologist's Game Changing Opportunities in Technology...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supported Mission for U.S. Government with Inaugural Launch of RL10C-1 Upper-Stage Engine : 12/15/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 12, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role to successfully place a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. government with the inaugural launch of an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which also used Aerojet Rocketdyne helium pressurization tanks, four AJ60 solid rocket boosters and a dozen upper-stage thrusters used for roll, pitch, yaw...

Space Angels Network pens Incubator Partnership with Space-Nest : 12/11/2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (Dec. 10, 2014) -- Today Space-Nest sponsored Space Angels Network, launching a relationship that will incubate space startups. The organizations' collaboration will connect Space Angels Network's private capital and startup expertise with Space-Nest's entrepreneurs. Space-Nest will also act as Space Angels Network's Tel Aviv Network Hub, the network's first in the Middle East.

"Space-Nest's team is comprised of experts with a 30+ year track record of developing successful space technologies systems and...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Integral to Orion Crew Vehicle's Historic First Test Flight : 12/05/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 5, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a critical role in NASA's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) -- the first step toward human exploration of destinations in deep space such as an asteroid and Mars. The Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket and represents the inaugural flight of the Orion crew vehicle. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion was instrumental...

Space Angels Network and CASIS Orbits Align : 12/04/2014

REDMOND, Wash., (Dec. 2, 2014) - Space Angels Network and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced their agreement today to promote angel investment in projects aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.

Space Angels Network Principal, Amir Blachman said, "This relationship showcases the historic growth of private investment in space. We are excited to have our telescope focused on the ISS, and are honored to work with CASIS's team members who are steeped in space...

Two Aerojet Rocketdyne Programs Recognized for Outstanding Performance at Aerospace & Defense Conference : 12/04/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 4, 2014) - Two key programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, were recognized for outstanding performance at the 2014 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards banquet, held in conjunction with Aviation Week's annual Aerospace & Defense Conference on Nov. 19 and 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The J-2X engine program was selected as the Program Excellence Award winner in the category of Sub-System Research & Development/System Design and Development (R&D/SDD), and...

Media Advisory: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Play Critical Role in First Test Flight of Orion Crew Vehicle Intended to Return Humans to Deep Space Exploration : 12/02/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 2, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is set to play a critical role in the flight of NASA's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) on Dec. 4 -- the first step toward human exploration of destinations in deep space such as an asteroid and Mars. The launch will represent the inaugural flight of the Orion crew vehicle. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion will be instrumental in all phases of the flight--from launch to re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.

WHAT: The unmanned EFT-1...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Celebrates 100th High Performance Apogee Thruster Flight : 12/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 1, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is pleased to report the completion of its 100th geosynchronous satellite apogee insertion using its iridium/ rhenium High Performance Apogee Thruster (HiPAT™), including first and second generation design configurations. The successful insertion was achieved with a large geosynchronous telecommunications satellite, built by commercial satellite manufacturer, SSL, which was recently launched. The milestone will be commemorated by a...

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