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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Launch Abort Engine Development Testing for Boeing’s CST-100 Spacecraft : 12/16/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2013) Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it completed development testing of a flight-like Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for an innovative “pusher” launch abort system on The Boeing Company’s CST-100 spacecraft.

The launch abort engine is a critical component of future commercial crew transportation to low-Earth orbit. A pusher launch abort system “pushes” or propels a spacecraft toward safety if a launch abort is...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Classified Payload for the U.S. Government : 12/06/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2013)Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, continued its role as a major propulsion supplier to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program by successfully placing a classified 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 RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, helium pressurization tanks, and a dozen...

Celebrating 25 Years of Space Transfer Technology : 12/05/2013

CALABASAS, Calif. (November 15, 2013) - EAGLE EYES®, a lifetime member of the Space Foundation, is proud to announce their 25th year in business. EAGLE EYES and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory were the 2010 and 62nd inductees into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® for their radiation-filtering technology - used in EAGLE EYES polarized sunglasses to protect human eyes from solar radiation.

To help celebrate EAGLE EYES’  25th year...

USAF Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne a Medium Class Stage III Demonstration Contract : 12/02/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract under the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Propulsion Applications Program (PAP) to demonstrate a Medium Class Stage III motor with propulsion technologies that are applicable to multiple future common strategic propulsion systems.

The contract includes development, fabrication and demonstration of a full-scale motor that is designed to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Successful Launch of NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft to Study Effects of Atmospheric Change on Mars : 11/18/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role in successfully placing NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft on its journey to determine how the loss of atmospheric gas may have changed the Martian climate over time. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, helium pressurization tanks...

Orbit Logic Sponsors Balloon Launch of CubeSat : 10/18/2013

GREENBELT, Md., (October 18, 2013) - On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron (MER-MD-140) of the Civil Air Patrol will be launching a balloon to 100,000 feet carrying a CubeSat sponsored by Orbit Logic.

This is the second mission for the Civil Air Patrol, High Altitude Stratospheric Experiment or C.H.A.S.E. The first mission had the goal of capturing images of the stratosphere. The goal for the second mission is to repeat the success of the first mission in...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests High Concentrated Photovoltaic System Designed to Provide More Solar Energy at Less Cost : 10/08/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is successfully demonstrating a commercial-scale High Concentrated Photovoltaic (HCPV) pilot system designed to generate more solar energy at less cost, in a smaller amount of space, than traditional flat-panel PV technology. The 600-square-foot unit is rated at 17.5 kilowatts DC, enough electricity to power seven homes. It began operating in August 2013 and has already achieved AC operating...

Aerojet Rocketdyne High-Power Solar Electric Propulsion System: Providing Orbit Raising Propulsion for the Air Force Advanced Extremely High Frequency SV-3 Satellite : 10/07/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2013) – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its XR-5 high-power Hall Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) system has initiated orbit raising operations on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle 3  (SV-3) that launched September 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Each AEHF Space Vehicle includes four of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s 4.5-kiloWatt XR-5 Hall Subsystems, with each subsystem consisting of an...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Inserts NASA’s LADEE in Lunar Orbit : 10/07/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its 100-lbf High Performance Apogee Thruster (HiPAT™) bipropellant engine, integrated into a propulsion system built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL), enabled NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) to achieve lunar orbit on Oct. 6.

The HiPAT™ performed two phasing burns, each of which increased the apogee in preparation for two Lunar Orbit Insertion burns.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Mark Tucker As Senior Vice President : 10/07/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct 7, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, today announced that Mark Tucker will join the company as senior vice president of Enterprise Operations and Engineering.

In this role, Tucker primarily will be responsible for planning and developing the overall strategies for multiple functions including manufacturing operations, engineering, supply chain and materiel management, as well as quality assurance. Tucker also will lead efforts...


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