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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...

AGI's New SKYVUE Business Unit Takes Off : 07/19/2016

EXTON, Pa. (July 19, 2016) - Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has established a business unit, SKYVUE, LLC, to deliver Unmanned Air System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) software services for the beyond line-of-sight needs of UAS operators. SKYVUE will be based in Exton, Pa., with a supporting office in Washington, D.C.  
 
SKYVUE will utilize AGI's commercial situational awareness technology, derived from its suite of ...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes First Dream Chaser® Cargo Service Milestone under NASA CRS2 Contract : 07/11/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (July 11, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of ISS Integration Certification Milestone 1 for the Dream Chaser Cargo System under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract. Under this milestone, NASA approved SNC’s complete program implementation plan for the design, development...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces Expansion at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi : 07/11/2016

FARNBOROUGH, England (July 11, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test there. The AR1 is being developed to support the country's mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the Russian RD-180 engine for national security space launches by 2019.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Plays Critical Role in Juno Mission to Study Jupiter : 07/06/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 5, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), is playing a critical role in placing NASA's Juno spacecraft into orbit to study Jupiter. Juno is the first mission dedicated to the study of the planet's interior to learn more about its origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided 26 propulsion devices and six pressurant tanks aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket during its 2011 launch, as well as 12 propulsion devices on...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Enters Talks with the United Nations on a Dedicated Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Mission : 06/28/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (June 28, 2016)Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward defining one or more Dream Chaser missions that will host payloads from member countries. SNC’s Dream Chaser is a reusable, orbital...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Realigns Space and Defense Organizations - Establishes Defense Headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama : 06/27/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), today announced a significant reorganization, consolidating the company's six business unitsinto two -- Space and Defense. The senior vice presidents of Space and Defense will be named at a later date and will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake. In the interim, the Space organization will report to Drake, and the Defense organization will report to COO Mark Tucker.

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