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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.


Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Modified XR 5 Hall Thruster Demonstrates Successful On-Orbit Operation : 07/01/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne’s (NYSE:AJRD) improved XR‑5 Hall Thruster (designated XR‑5A) has successfully completed initial on-orbit validation testing on the unmanned X‑37 space plane, which is presently on its fourth mission in space. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Space and Missile Systems Center, and Rapid Capabilities Office collaborated to host the XR‑5A Hall Thruster experiment on Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4.

The XR‑5A Hall Thruster is an...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Matures Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Thermal Protection System : 06/26/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (June 26, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed several significant Thermal Protection System (TPS) material development tests for its ...

Lockheed Martin Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Provide Propulsion Subsystems on A2100 Satellites : 06/23/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) recently was awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver XR‑5 Hall Effect and MR‑510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems, as well as monopropellant rocket engines for the modernized A2100 satellite. The contract is for delivery of the flight propulsion subsystems aboard two modernized A2100 satellites that Arabsat recently ordered from Lockheed Martin.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne has led the evolution and advancement...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Moves Forward with AR1 Engine Testing at NASA Stennis Space Center to Keep AR1 Engine on Track for 2019 : 06/16/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) and NASA Stennis Space Center signed a Space Act Agreement for test services and test stand support of the AR1 multi-element pre-burner and main injector. Currently in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne, the AR1 engine is a replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 engines that power the Atlas V launch vehicle. This agreement builds on the current assembly and testing of the company’s RS-68 and RS-25 engines at NASA Stennis.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Completes Closing of Land Sale in Northern California : 06/08/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – (June 8, 2015) – Easton Development Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that escrow has closed for the land transaction previously announced on March 4, 2015, to WestLand Capital Partners L.P.

The total potential purchase price for the 703 acres of land is $57.0 million. At closing, the buyer paid in $40.0 million cash and delivered $10.3 million in seller promissory notes secured by a first Deeds of Trust on a portion of the sale...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Congratulates Steven W. Lindsey, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee : 06/02/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (June 1, 2015)Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Steven W. Lindsey, senior director of Space Exploration Systems at SNC’s Space Systems, on his induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Lindsey, co-program manager for SNC’s Dream Chaser® program, was inducted on Saturday, May 30, 2015 during a...

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...


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