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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supported United Launch Alliance’s Successful Atlas V Mission for National Reconnaissance Office : 10/08/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Oct. 8, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) played a significant role in successfully launching a national security payload into orbit for the U.S. government. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, six helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage thrusters used for roll, pitch, yaw and settling burns.

“Congratulations to ULA...

Dynetics Technical Services Receives Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award : 10/08/2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (Oct. 8, 2015) – Dynetics Technical Services (DTS) received the 2015 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, an award DTS also received for 2013. DTS was recognized, along with several other large and small business prime contractors, subcontractors and civil...

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser® Program Preparing for Second Free-Flight Test and First Orbital Test : 10/07/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (October 7, 2015)In anticipation of a second phase of flight testing, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has announced significant updates to two Dream Chaser®  spacecraft currently in development. The spacecraft are the atmospheric engineering test article (ETA) and the advanced composite orbital vehicle, which when tested will undergo a suborbital and orbital...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Propels Communications Satellite into Orbit for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation : 10/02/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Oct. 2, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) played a significant role in placing the Morelos-3 communications satellite into orbit for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch vehicle had an Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, two AJ-60A solid rocket boosters (SRBs), six...

Dynetics and Aerojet Rocketdyne Team Performs Successful Gas Generator Test Using Additively Manufactured Component : 09/16/2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (Sept. 16, 2015)The Dynetics and Aerojet Rocketdyne team recently performed with its NASA partner the second successful gas generator test series of the F-1 engine as part of the Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) contract. This test series was unique, however, in that a key component of the gas generator was built using additive manufacturing – or 3-D printing – techniques. At 30,000 pounds, the component is...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces New Dream Chaser® Spacecraft – Designated Landing Site Program : 09/10/2015

 SPARKS, Nev. (September 10, 2015)Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems announces the launch of a new program, the Dream Chaser®-Preferred Landing Site Program, in which SNC will work with spaceports and commercial airports to become a designated landing site for the Dream Chaser spacecraft

“The number of applicants requesting...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Jim Simpson as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development : 09/09/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Sept. 9, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) today announced that Jim Simpson will join the company on Sept. 21 as senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development. Simpson will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake and will serve as one of the officers of the company.

Simpson previously spent 35 years with The Boeing Company in a variety of leadership roles, most recently serving as vice president of Business Development and Strategy...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Delivery of 100th SM-3 Block IB TDACS : 08/26/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Aug. 26, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) announced today that it has completed the delivery of the 100th Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) for Raytheon's Standard Missile‑3 (SM‑3) Block IB guided missile system.

“The delivery of the 100th TDACS marks a significant milestone in the history of the SM‑3 Block IB program and Aerojet Rocketdyne’s valued collaboration with our long-time customer, Raytheon, in ensuring the defense...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Expands Solar Array Design, Test and Production Capability : 08/20/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (Aug. 20, 2015)Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems continues to expand its...

A Propulsion System for Green Propellant Infusion Mission Completed : 08/19/2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne Ships the Green Propellant Propulsion Subsystem to Ball Aerospace

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has completed delivery of a green propellant propulsion subsystem that will be used to test a non-toxic fuel on NASA’s future spacecraft, the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). The subsystem was delivered to GPIM prime contractor, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., for integration into the Ball-designed Configurable...


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