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Aerojet Rocketdyne's Interns Gain Powerful Experience : 09/26/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), hosted its largest group of college interns this summer with 79 students. In the past three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne has hired 196 interns from more than 50 different universities across the nation.

"Our internship and co-operative education programs are central to transferring knowledge within the company to the next-generation. We are also able to take advantage of their fresh perspective...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft to Explore Near-Earth Asteroid : 09/09/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft, now on its way to a near-Earth asteroid, called Bennu, to bring a sample back to Earth for study. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V...

AFRL Technology Demonstration Program Gives Boost to Future Hydrocarbon and AR1 Engines : 09/06/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully completed its final test series on its sub-scale oxygen rich preburner as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD) program. Aerojet Rocketdyne tested the preburner at full power and full duration to provide key insights for future engines that use this engine cycle.

The HBTD program is developing key technologies for rocket engines that...

Orion Jettison Motor Fires to Ensure Crew Safety for the Journey to Mars : 08/31/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully tested its third development jettison motor for NASA's Orion spacecraft at its facility in Rancho Cordova, California. Orion is being built to take humans farther into space than ever before, and the jettison motor is a critical element for ensuring astronaut safety. Leaders from NASA and Lockheed Martin, the agency's prime contractor for the Orion spacecraft, visited Aerojet Rocketdyne to witness this key...

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...

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