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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...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports ULA Delta II Launch of Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite for NASA : 02/03/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Jan. 31, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped propel the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, carrying the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite into orbit for NASA so scientists can better understand the Earth's water, carbon and energy cycles. SMAP was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-27A booster engine and an AJ10-118K upper-stage engine.

"Water is integral to almost every process on...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports Launch and Flight of Third MUOS Tactical Communications Satellite System Spacecraft : 01/21/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Jan. 20, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a critical role in successfully placing the third of five planned Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellites, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, into orbit for the U.S. Navy. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with five Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ60 solid rocket boosters (SRB), an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine and multiple spacecraft...

Inmarsat Transmits Record-setting 10Mbps in L-band : 01/05/2015

Successful testing over the innovative Inmarsat-4/Alphasat satellite system demonstrates the potential of small L-band terminals to meet emerging intelligence and media needs.

Washington, D.C., (Dec. 19, 2014) -- Inmarsat confirmed the U.S. Government Business Unit's successful testing of its on-demand lease service using the prototype L-band Advanced Communications Element (LACE) terminal. The experimental terminal established a record-setting 10Mbps return link connectivity from a small L-band antenna, bringing high-...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Demonstrates 3D Printed Rocket Propulsion System for Satellites : 12/15/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 15, 2014) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120™ CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System™ (CHAMPS™). The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief Technologist's Game Changing Opportunities in Technology...

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