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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests 1 Newton Thruster for Green Propellant Infusion Mission : 07/15/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has successfully completed a hot-fire test on its flight-representative 1 Newton (1N) thruster at our specially designated green propellant facility in Redmond, Washington. The test is a key milestone leading to on-orbit testing of the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), which will demonstrate a “green” propellant, known as AF-M315E, in a space environment. AF-M315E is designed to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Critical to Successful Antares Launch and Spacecraft Maneuvering : 07/13/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 13, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its dual AJ26 main engine system once again successfully boosted Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on the second operational Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission, carrying the Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 12:52 p.m. EDT from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Study on Common Upper Stage Service for NASA : 07/09/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has completed a study with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. to develop a common upper stage service for NASA, designed to enhance the performance of the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II medium and heavy launch vehicles for planetary and heliophysics missions, and pave the way for additional missions by providing more affordable launch services.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be...

Alliance Spacesystems Expands Solar Power Solutions Unit : 07/07/2014

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - Alliance Spacesystems, a premier supplier to leading satellite integrators for the fabrication, assembly, integration and testing of major satellite composite structures, has announced the hiring of Ted Stern and Ken Steele to expand its Solar Power Solutions product unit.  Ted and Ken bring greater than 60 years of combined experience in the engineering, development, manufacturing, and sales of solar array and...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports United Launch Alliance Launch of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 into Orbit for NASA : 07/02/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped propel the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) into orbit for NASA. The OCO-2 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-27A booster engine, an AJ10-118K upper-stage engine and four MR-103G 0.2 lbf spacecraft thrusters.

“As a propulsion provider on every Delta II launch...

Inmarsat appoints SpaceX for future satellite launches : 07/02/2014

2 July 2014 – Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite services, today announced that it has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for its S-band satellite and up to two further Inmarsat missions. Under the terms of its agreement with SpaceX, Inmarsat expects to use the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, but will retain the possibility of using a Falcon 9 as an alternative, providing further launch flexibility.

Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s Chief...

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the City of Folsom Collaborate to Alleviate California Drought Conditions : 07/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and the City of Folsom have completed infrastructure improvements that are designed to preserve the water capacity of Lake Folsom by using treated groundwater for the company’s industrial water system. The improvements include upgrades to a groundwater treatment plant and the construction of an interim pipeline, which will supply about two million gallons of water per day to Aerojet Rocketdyne...

Global Xpress® Service Begins : 06/30/2014

30 June 2014 – With the successful completion of extensive satellite and end-user tests, Inmarsat is pleased to announce that its first Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress (GX) satellite has achieved commercial service introduction (CSI), beginning with United States (US) Government customers within the satellite’s Indian Ocean Region coverage area.

US Government customers are the first users of Inmarsat Global Xpress. “The unique combination of global coverage and military satellite...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes J-2X Testing : 06/26/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice its designed life service. Delivering 30...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Large Class Second Stage Motor Test for the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center : 06/25/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Large Class 92” diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at sea level conditions at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah. The first successful test at simulated altitude conditions was conducted on Feb.12, 2014 at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tenn. This is the largest motor ever tested at either...

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