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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of AFSPC-6 Mission : 08/19/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 19, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), supported the successful launch of two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites into orbit to help detect and track space objects as part of the Air Force Space Command-6 (AFSPC-6) mission. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68A booster engine and an RL10B-2...

RS-25 Engine Test Advances SLS Progress and the Journey to Mars : 08/18/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully completed additional testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 development engine 0528, at NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi earlier today. The engine ran for a duration of 420 seconds over power ranges from 80 to 111 percent rated power level.

Starting last year, Aerojet Rocketdyne resumed RS-25 engine testing to ensure that the engines will withstand the demanding operational...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Signs NASA Contract to Mature Development of MPS-130 CubeSat Modular Propulsion System with Green Propellant : 08/12/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has signed a contract with NASA to mature the development of a MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion system using a green propellant, known as AF-M315E. Once fully developed, the technology will increase CubeSat maneuverability, offer a modular propulsion system largely comprised of 3-D printed components, as well as provide a safer, more efficient and higher-performance alternative relative to traditional hydrazine propellant...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Teams with Sierra Nevada Corporation to Conduct an Architectural Design Study for Deep-Space Habitation System : 08/10/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), is working with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a leader in aerospace and defense systems, to conduct an architectural design study for a habitation system that would enable NASA astronauts to live for long durations beyond low-Earth orbit. SNC is serving as the prime contractor under NASA's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership-2 (NextSTEP-2), which seeks commercial development of deep-space exploration...

Sierra Nevada Corporation helps Juno “Keep Cool and Science On” : 08/09/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (August 9, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is celebrating the...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected to Supply the Electric Power System for Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser® Spacecraft : 08/02/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has been awarded a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply the electrical power system for the Dream Chaser, a commercial spacecraft that will carry cargo to and from the International Space Station. The system will regulate power generated from the solar arrays and distribute it to the reusable spacecraft's avionics, thermal and propulsion systems, as well as payloads that require electrical power.

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Progress is Heard as RS-25 Engine Roars to Life for NASA's Space Launch System : 07/29/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully tested NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 development engine, 0528, as the engine roared to life for 650 seconds at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi earlier today.

"When we send astronauts to deep space destinations, including Mars, we want them to be riding on the safest, most reliable launch vehicle, which is why we are testing the RS-25 engines under multiple scenarios to ensure...

Dream Chaser® Spacecraft to Begin Phase Two Flight Testing : 07/28/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (July 28, 2016) Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser full-scale, flight test vehicle is ready for transportation to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in California where Phase Two flight tests will be conducted in coordination with Edwards Air Force Base (AFB)....

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Hot-Fire Tests on Engines Designed to Support New Era of Human Spaceflight for U.S. : 07/25/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has successfully completed a series of hot-fire development tests on three Reaction Control System (RCS) engines for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner service module propulsion system. Each RCS engine was tested up to 4,000 pulses and 1,600 seconds -- the longest accumulated time ever conducted on a lightweight thruster with a composite chamber. The tests were performed at NASA's White Sands Test...

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