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Aerojet Rocketdyne Names John Schneider VP of Quality & Mission Assurance : 02/17/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today announced that John Schneider has been appointed vice president of Quality & Mission Assurance (Q&MA). He succeeds Jerry Tarnacki who was recently named senior vice president of the company's Space Business Unit.

Schneider joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in July 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership positions over the last 28 years, most recently as site director for the Los...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Names Jerry Tarnacki to Lead Space Business Unit : 02/17/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today announced that Jerry Tarnacki has been appointed as the senior vice president of the company's recently formed Space Business Unit.

In his new role, Tarnacki will report directly to Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. He will oversee all NASA programs, defense and commercial launch systems, advanced space and launch strategy programs, and in-space propulsion system programs...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Receives NASA Glenn Research Center’s Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award : 02/13/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.,  Feb. 13, 2017 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has received NASA Glenn Research Center’s Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year award for its work on the space agency’s Next Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial (NEXT-C) Gridded Ion Thruster System, which was built by Aerojet Rocketdyne. The NEXT-C Gridded Ion Thruster System is designed to power government and commercial spacecraft to deep-space destinations faster, farther and more fuel...

U.S. Completes First Successful SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test : 02/06/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  Feb. 4, 2017 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that its propulsion systems supported the first intercept flight test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile.

During the SFTM-01 flight test conducted by the U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency, the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor was launched from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53).  The intercept test was designed to prove the...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Continues Southeast Expansion - AR1 Engine Production to Add 100 New Jobs in Huntsville : 01/30/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced it is moving forward with plans to produce America's newest advanced rocket engine, the AR1, in Huntsville, Alabama, resulting in the creation of 100 new jobs. AR1 is the latest engine in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne, America's premier large liquid rocket engine manufacturer.

"Our world-class workforce is very excited to rapidly bring the AR1 engine into production -- it will...

Rocket Engines Made by Aerojet Rocketdyne Featured at Future Flight During Super Bowl LIVE Fan Festival in Houston : 01/27/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), is displaying the RS-25 and RL10 rocket engines at the Future Flight area of the Super Bowl LIVE fan festival. Aerojet Rocketdyne is one of six Houston Super Bowl Host Committee sponsors for Future Flight, which is where the "wow" factor for the 2017 Super Bowl LIVE fan festival resides.

Future Flight's main attraction is a virtual reality ride that takes guests on an excursion through deep space...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of the U.S. Air Force's third Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Satellite : 01/20/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), began the New Year by successfully supporting the launch of the Lockheed Martin-built third Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous satellite (GEO Flight 3) for the U.S. Air Force. The mission, which is designed for early-warning missile detection, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers 2,500th PAC-3 CRI Missile and 500,000th PAC-3 ACM : 01/17/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (Jan. 16, 2017) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today it has achieved the milestone shipment of the 2,500th PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) Solid Rocket Motor and its 500,000th PAC-3 Attitude Control Motor (ACM) to Lockheed Martin. The achievement was commemorated during a ceremony at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Camden, Arkansas facility.

“Achieving these delivery...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes Initial On-Orbit Checkout of Eleven Satellites Built for ORBCOMM : 12/22/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (Dec. 22, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed the solar array deployment and initial on-orbit checkout phase as planned for all 11 satellites launched for ORBCOMM’s Generation 2 (OG2) Mission 2. The communication satellites were launched on December 21, 2015 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  The launch utilized an innovative...

a.i. solutions Awarded 9.5 Year Contract to Support NASA and Air Force Launch Operations : 12/12/2016

LANHAM, Md. (Dec. 12, 2016) - a.i. solutions today announced it has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a potential value of $387.6M over 9.5 years to support NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP). The contract, known as Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3), will provide end-to-end launch services for NASA and NASA-sponsored payloads on commercial expendable launch vehicles.
 
Work on the contract will be based at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will include activities at Vandenberg...

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