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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of the U.S. Air Force's third Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Satellite : 01/20/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), began the New Year by successfully supporting the launch of the Lockheed Martin-built third Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous satellite (GEO Flight 3) for the U.S. Air Force. The mission, which is designed for early-warning missile detection, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers 2,500th PAC-3 CRI Missile and 500,000th PAC-3 ACM : 01/17/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (Jan. 16, 2017) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today it has achieved the milestone shipment of the 2,500th PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) Solid Rocket Motor and its 500,000th PAC-3 Attitude Control Motor (ACM) to Lockheed Martin. The achievement was commemorated during a ceremony at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Camden, Arkansas facility.

“Achieving these delivery...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes Initial On-Orbit Checkout of Eleven Satellites Built for ORBCOMM : 12/22/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (Dec. 22, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed the solar array deployment and initial on-orbit checkout phase as planned for all 11 satellites launched for ORBCOMM’s Generation 2 (OG2) Mission 2. The communication satellites were launched on December 21, 2015 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  The launch utilized an innovative...

a.i. solutions Awarded 9.5 Year Contract to Support NASA and Air Force Launch Operations : 12/12/2016

LANHAM, Md. (Dec. 12, 2016) - a.i. solutions today announced it has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a potential value of $387.6M over 9.5 years to support NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP). The contract, known as Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3), will provide end-to-end launch services for NASA and NASA-sponsored payloads on commercial expendable launch vehicles.
 
Work on the contract will be based at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will include activities at Vandenberg...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Wideband Global SATCOM Spacecraft for U.S. Military : 12/07/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), played a major role in successfully launching and placing the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-8) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military. The mission lifted off from 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, 12 MR-106H 9-lbf hydrazine...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Mature Rotating Detonation Engine Technology in Cooperation with Department of Energy : 11/29/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has signed a cooperative agreement with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop air-breathing rotating detonation engine (RDE) technology that could enable the combined cycle efficiency of natural gas-fueled power plants to exceed 65 percent -- a significant improvement over current technology.

The RDE agreement, valued at $6.8 million, is for...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of NOAA's Next-Generation Geostationary Weather Satellite : 11/21/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems on the Atlas V included the RL10C-1 upper-stage...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of WorldView-4 Commercial Earth Observation Satellite : 11/11/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of WorldView-4, DigitalGlobe's newest high-accuracy, high-resolution imaging satellite. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket today. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion on the Atlas V included the RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, six helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage Reaction...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Launch Abort Engine Hot Fire Tests to Support Next Era of Human Spaceflight Launches from the United States : 10/31/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on two Launch Abort Engines (LAE) featuring innovative new propellant valves for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner service module propulsion system. The tests were conducted in the Mojave Desert in California, and confirmed the ability for the new valves to modulate propellant flow and control peak LAE thrust in the event of a launch abort.

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