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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Navigation Satellite for U.S. Military : 11/02/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Oct. 31, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), helped successfully propel another in a series of Global Positioning Systems (GPS IIF) military navigation satellites into orbit today. The latest 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 RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, six helium pressurization tanks and a dozen...

Kincaid Elementary Student Project Features the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska : 10/26/2015

ANCHORAGE, AK (Oct. 26, 2015) - Tatym Doucet, a sixth grade student at Kincaid Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska built a replica of the Launch Service Structure at the Pacific Spaceport Complex -- Alaska (PSCA) as her class project. Tatym, who visits Kodiak each summer, was inspired for the project when she went out to visit the site. "When I was in Kodiak, we went out to the site, but couldn't get real close, so I wanted to do the research and build this for my school project" she said.

Ms Janis Reynolds, Tatym's teacher, said...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Subsystems for the Orion Spacecraft Complete Major Review : 10/09/2015

The Jettison Motor and Crew Module Reaction Control System for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft are on Track for a 2018 Launch after Completing Critical Design Reviews

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) announces the critical design review (CDR) completion for the jettison motor and the crew module reaction control system (RCS) on the Orion spacecraft. These two major subsystems that Aerojet Rocketdyne is building for Lockheed Martin and NASA are critical for ensuring...

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...


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