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Alaska Aerospace Corporation Announces 2015 Interns : 06/02/2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (June 1, 2015) - Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) welcomes two new engineering interns for the summer of 2015, Jason Sebring and Rocky Powers, both Mechanical Engineering majors attending the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. They were selected from a competitive field of highly qualified candidates.

Jason served as an airborne infantryman in the U.S. Army for five years at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). He left active service in 2011 to pursue his educational goals. Jason is...

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Area Students Demonstrate the “Right Stuff” to NASA Administrator for a Journey to Mars : 05/29/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (May 28, 2015) – NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden visited the Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) facility in Canoga Park, California today to review the company’s unique capabilities and see first-hand how its employees are making a journey to Mars possible. During his visit, teams of students who participate in robotics competitions, from the Chaminade College Preparatory School in Los Angeles, California and Our Lady of Malibu, in Malibu, California, also demonstrated their latest robotics...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Begins Hot-Fire Tests In Support of US Air Force Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator Program : 05/26/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (May 26, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has completed the first in a series of hot-fire tests on the sub-scale oxygen rich pre-burner in support of the U.S. Air Force Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD) program.

In coming months, multiple injector configurations will be tested to evaluate the performance and stability parameters that are critical for a high-performance, high-reliability liquid oxygen/kerosene rocket engine. The sub-scale test series...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Air Force Space Command-5 Mission : 05/21/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (May 20, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) supported the successful launch of the Air Force Space Command-5 (AFSPC-5) mission. The mission, which will include a propulsion experiment using Aerojet Rocketdyne Hall thrusters on the military’s X-37B space plane, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion also included an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, six helium pressurization tanks and a dozen...

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Florida Turbine Technologies Announce Engineering Service Agreement : 05/15/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (May 15, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) and Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) announced today that they have entered into a new service agreement for FTT to supply Aerojet Rocketdyne with aerospace propulsion engineering services.

"We are pleased to take this new step forward in our relationship with FTT, which we regard as one of the top propulsion engineering firms in our industry," said Scott Seymour, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne. Shirley Brostmeyer, FTT's CEO,...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Contract to Support Exelis on NASA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission : 05/14/2015

 SPARKS, Nev. (May 14, 2015) -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems was competitively selected by Exelis Geospatial Systems to develop and build the Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI) Azimuth Rotation Module (ARM) for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. Exelis is the prime contractor to NASA for the RBI.

The JPSS polar satellite constellation mission will gather global Earth observation data to better predict and monitor climate trends. The Exelis-built RBI scanning radiometer will...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Delivery of 200th THAAD Booster Motor and DACS Unit : 05/07/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6, 2015 –Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) announced today that it has completed the delivery of its 200th booster motor and Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.

“These deliveries to our customer are significant for the THAAD program and Aerojet Rocketdyne,” said Michael Bright, vice president of Missile Defense and Strategic Systems at Aerojet Rocketdyne. “Fielding THAAD batteries for our troops and...

AFM Heatsheets® Honored as Recipient of FabricLink Network’s Top 10 Innovation Award : 05/04/2015

CHICAGO, IL, (March 27, 2015) -- Chicago-based AFM Heatsheets®, the leading manufacturer of reflective insulation fabrics to keep individuals comfortable in virtually any weather, was recently announced as a recipient of FabricLink Network's annual Top 10 Innovation Awards for its leading-edge Ultraflect™ insulation fabric. This year's Top 10 winners include innovative...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected to Start Negotiations for Contract to Design and Develop Advanced Propulsion System for Human Spaceflight to Mars and Cislunar Space : 04/24/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (April 23, 2015) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has been selected by the NASA Advanced Exploration Systems Division to start negotiations for a contract to design and demonstrate an advanced propulsion system that would enable human spaceflight to cislunar space and beyond to Mars.

Under the first phase of the contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne would complete the development of a 100 kilowatt Hall Thruster System, including its patented 250kW multi-channel Nested Hall Thruster (...

Sierra Nevada Corporation and the German Aerospace Center Announce New Dream Chaser® Program Cooperation : 04/17/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (April 16, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC’s) Space Systems and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) announce the signing of a new Dream Chaser® program cooperation during the U.S. German Aerospace Roundtable (UGART) at the 31st annual Space Symposium hosted by the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs,...


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