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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch and Operation of Global Positioning System Satellite : 03/26/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 25, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped successfully propel another in the series of Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF military navigation satellites into orbit today. The latest mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68 booster engine, RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, multiple attitude control thrusters and six helium pressurization tanks...

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Houston Airport System Announce New Agreement : 03/26/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (March 24, 2015) -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announce a new follow-on agreement to utilize Ellington Airport's Spaceport as a future landing site for SNC's Uncrewed Dream Chaser® spacecraft - SNC's solution for NASA's Cargo Resupply needs and other critical space operations.

"Entering into this new agreement with HAS will lead to enabling all variants of the Dream Chaser spacecraft to land in Houston, offering the ability to return cargo and...

Sierra Nevada Corporation and NASA Amend CCiCap Partnership Agreement for Dream Chaser® Space System : 03/24/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (March 23, 2015) -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce it has amended its current Space Act Agreement (SAA), adding a significant development milestone to the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) partnership with NASA. The amendment, which extends the period of performance through March 2016, introduces unfunded Milestone 41, Design Analysis Cycle-6 Closeout Review -- demonstrating the advancement of the Dream Chaser® Space System design from a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) level...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Hot-Fire Tests Additive Manufactured Components for the AR1 Engine to Maintain 2019 Delivery : 03/16/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 16, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, has recently completed a successful series of hot-fire tests of key additively manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine at its Sacramento test facility. The testing of the main injector elements represents another important milestone in the development of the AR1 engine and the company's commitment to having a certified engine in production in 2019.

The AR1 is a 500,000 lbf thrust-class liquid oxygen/kerosene booster...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supported ULA Launch of NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission into Orbit : 03/13/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 12, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role in successfully placing NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission into orbit. The unprecedented mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, six helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage thrusters used for roll, pitch, yaw and settling...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Launches Significant Competitive Improvement Program : 03/10/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 9, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, today announced that it has launched a continuous, multi-faceted competitive improvement program (CIP) aimed at reducing costs and increasing operational efficiency among its 14 sites that are located in 11 states across the country.

"Aerojet Rocketdyne has made a commitment to our customers and to the government to improve the affordability of our products -- products vital to our nation's defense and continued access to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Research Next Generation Green Propellants : 03/02/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Feb. 24, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, was awarded a contract to research and develop environmentally sustainable monopropellants and gas generators for rocket and missile propulsion and Divert Attitude Control Systems. The company is working with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center; the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base; and the U.S. Army Medical Command to develop a new family of high-performing...

Successful launch confirmed for Inmarsat’s second Global Xpress satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2) : 02/09/2015

(2 February 2015)-- Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announces the successful launch of its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2) on board an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M rocket launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday (Sunday 1 February) at 12:31 GMT.

The satellite was correctly acquired by the Inmarsat (Paumalu) ground station at 18:10 GMT (1 February) and the Inmarsat-5 launch provider, ILS, confirmed a...

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Ouachita Electric Cooperative to Deploy Solar Energy in Rural Arkansas : 02/09/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Feb. 6, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation have signed agreements with Silicon Ranch Corporation, a Nashville-based renewable energy provider, which will build and manage what will be the largest solar field in Arkansas. The 12-megawatt project will be constructed in Highland Industrial Park, located in the city of East Camden, and will occupy approximately 100 acres. It will serve to provide predictable energy costs as well as...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Provide Electric Propulsion for Orbital Sciences Corporation’s GEOStar-3 Satellites : 02/04/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Feb. 3, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has received a contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to deliver XR-5 electric propulsion subsystems over the next three years for the next generation GEOStar-3 commercial geostationary orbit communications satellite platform. Orbital's GEOStar satellites are used to provide a variety of communications services including direct-to-home TV broadcasting, broadband connectivity, cable program distribution, business data...

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