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Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes First Dream Chaser® Cargo Service Milestone under NASA CRS2 Contract : 07/11/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (July 11, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of ISS Integration Certification Milestone 1 for the Dream Chaser Cargo System under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract. Under this milestone, NASA approved SNC’s complete program implementation plan for the design, development...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces Expansion at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi : 07/11/2016

FARNBOROUGH, England (July 11, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test there. The AR1 is being developed to support the country's mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the Russian RD-180 engine for national security space launches by 2019.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Plays Critical Role in Juno Mission to Study Jupiter : 07/06/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 5, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), is playing a critical role in placing NASA's Juno spacecraft into orbit to study Jupiter. Juno is the first mission dedicated to the study of the planet's interior to learn more about its origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided 26 propulsion devices and six pressurant tanks aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket during its 2011 launch, as well as 12 propulsion devices on...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Enters Talks with the United Nations on a Dedicated Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Mission : 06/28/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (June 28, 2016)Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward defining one or more Dream Chaser missions that will host payloads from member countries. SNC’s Dream Chaser is a reusable, orbital...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Realigns Space and Defense Organizations - Establishes Defense Headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama : 06/27/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), today announced a significant reorganization, consolidating the company's six business unitsinto two -- Space and Defense. The senior vice presidents of Space and Defense will be named at a later date and will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake. In the interim, the Space organization will report to Drake, and the Defense organization will report to COO Mark Tucker.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Passes Second Milestone – Dream Chaser® Spacecraft on Track to Supply Cargo to ISS : 06/25/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (June 25, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has passed the second Integration Certification Milestone under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract. NASA assessed and fully approved SNC’s detailed approach for getting the Dream Chaser Cargo System to the International Space Station...

Orbit Logic Awarded Air Force Space Situational Awareness Contract : 06/06/2016

GREENBELT, MD (June 6, 2016) - Orbit Logic has signed a Phase II SBIR contract sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to research and implement software to optimize the scheduling of observations of known space objects and the search for unknown space objects from ground observation sites for improved Space Situational Awareness (SSA).  Orbit Logic is teamed with the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Texas at Austin for this effort.  Orbit Logic will be working closely...

SpyMeSatGov: Satellite Imagery Mobile App for Government : 05/09/2016

GREENBELT, MD (May 9, 2016) – Orbit Logic announced today that their SpyMeSatGov iPhone app is now available on the Geoint App Store ( for any U.S. government or authorized user.  SpyMeSatGov provides real-time imaging satellite awareness and on-demand access to EnhancedView commercial satellite imagery archives.  The mobile app includes the ability to browse and select available commercial...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Headed to Mars for 13th Time : 05/02/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (May 2, 2016) NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems, a business area of aerospace and defense company SNC, multiple contracts to supply critical hardware for the Mars 2020 mission. Scheduled to launch in 2020, the robotic science rover will investigate key questions about the habitability of Mars and assess natural resources and hazards in preparation...

Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska Medium Lift Environmental Assessment Approved by Federal Aviation Administration : 04/18/2016


ANCHORAGE - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation has approved the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) Environmental Assessment (EA) for construction of medium lift launch facilities at the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska (PSCA). Notice of final approval was posted in the Federal Register on Friday, April 15, 2016.

"This approval is a major step in our efforts to attract new launch customers to PSCA as we work to diversify our customer...


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