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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...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 Engine Completes Key Full-Duration Test : 08/13/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 13, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) announced today that it successfully completed a full duration (535 seconds) verification test of its RS-25 rocket engine that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), America’s next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle.  Today’s test, conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, was the sixth test in a seven-test series that began in January 2015 to validate the engine for use on the SLS.

“It is great to see this revered engine back in...

Dynetics Performs Successful Proof and Burst Test of SLS ABEDRR Tank : 08/11/2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 11, 2015 – Dynetics has successfully performed a proof and burst test of the Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) tank, verifying the structural design of the affordable booster concept. This work is part of a contract NASA awarded Dynetics in the fall of 2012 and is being performed in partnership with Aerojet Rocketdyne to reduce risks for advanced boosters that could help meet SLS’s future capability needs.


Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Wideband Global SATCOM Spacecraft for U.S. Military : 07/24/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (July 23, 2015) - Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) played a major role in successfully launching and placing the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-7) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military. The mission lifted off from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV medium rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68A booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine and an apogee-raising engine aboard the spacecraft.

"Aerojet Rocketdyne is...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Plays Critical Role in Historic Pluto Flyby : 07/10/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (July 10, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) is playing a critical role in the historic flyby of Pluto and its five known moons with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled nearly three billion miles in just under 10 years to reach the dwarf planet. New Horizons is the first spacecraft to ever make a close study of Pluto and is already returning images of the system that are of higher quality than those taken by any space telescope. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided 43...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests PowerTrain™ Solar Electric Propulsion Concept : 07/09/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (July 9, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has successfully built and tested a prototype system designed to improve the way power is delivered from the solar arrays to the high-power electric thrusters on Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) spacecraft. The prototype was tested in a simulated mission environment to show that it could achieve improved system efficiency over the current Power Management and Distribution (PMAD) approaches used on satellites.



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