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ComSpOC Expands Provider Network to Track GEO Debris Threats : 02/29/2016

ComSpOC expands capabilities through additional radar sensor site at the Algonquin Radio Observatory

Exton, PA, USA (February 29, 2016)— ComSpOC signed a data provider agreement last week with Thoth Technology, operators of the Algonquin Radio Observatory (ARO), to formalize efforts to advance the state of radar tracking of Geostationary (GEO) satellites and debris. This endeavor will upgrade a 46-meter radio astronomy antenna to include radar for surveying debris at geostationary...

Radiance Technologies and Dynetics Selected for NASA SLS Core Stage Contract : 02/11/2016

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 11, 2016) – NASA has awarded the Radiance Technologies (Radiance) and Dynetics team a delivery order under the Engineering Solutions and Prototyping (ESP) contract to fabricate, assemble and transport the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage (CS) Pathfinder Vehicle (PV). The CS PV is a form/fit representation of the SLS Core Stage and is...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Launches National Security Payload into Orbit for U.S. Government : 02/10/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Feb. 10, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), propelled a national security payload into orbit for the U.S. government today. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68A booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, multiple attitude control thrusters and 14 helium pressurization tanks.

“A successful launch, like...

a.i. solutions celebrates 20 years of providing industry smarter approaches and better results : 02/08/2016

LANHAM, MD. – This year, a.i. solutions celebrates its 20th anniversary of serving American defense and civilian space agencies. From its simple beginnings automating maneuver planning for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) missions, a.i. solutions has grown to more than 400 employees nationwide.

“Since we launched in 1996, our goal has always been to exceed customer expectations,” said Bob Sperling, president and CEO of a.i. solutions. “...

NASA Selects Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser® Spacecraft for Commercial Resupply Services 2 Contract : 01/14/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (January 14, 2016)Today, NASA competitively selected Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems to receive a multi-year contract to provide cargo delivery, return and disposal services for the International Space Station (ISS). SNC received a Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract, to fulfill a minimum of six cargo delivery service missions to and from the ISS utilizing SNC’s Dream Chaser...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected by NASA to Mature Development of MPS-130 CubeSat Modular Propulsion System with Green Propellant : 01/11/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Jan. 11, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has entered a public-private partnership with NASA to mature the development of an MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion system using a green propellant, known as AF-M315E. Once fully developed, not only would the technology increase in-space CubeSat mission capabilities, but AF-M315E would provide a safer, more efficient and higher performance alternative than traditional hydrazine propellants...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Recognized as Part of the New Horizons Pluto Mission Team Awarded a Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy : 01/07/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Jan. 6, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has been recognized as part of the New Horizons spacecraft Pluto mission team by the National Space Club and Foundation, which named the team a winner of the 2016 Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy. The award is the Club’s highest honor, given annually to the individual or team that has provided leadership in groundbreaking space and aeronautics capability to the United States....

Setting the Standard for 3-D Printed Rocket Engines : 01/05/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Jan. 5, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), received a $6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to define the standards that will be used to qualify additively manufactured components for use in liquid-fueled rocket engine applications.

The award is part of the U.S. Air Force Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement, which is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian-...

Alaska Aerospace Announces New Office Serving the Huntsville Market : 01/04/2016

Anchorage, AK (Jan. 4, 2016) – Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC), recognizing strong demand and aerospace industry growth in northeast Alabama, announces the opening of their new office in Huntsville, Alabama.  This is the first permanent presence outside of Alaska for the company.  

Craig E. Campbell, AAC President and CEO, states “Alaska Aerospace has supported a number of missions for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and by opening an office in Huntsville, we will...

European Space Propulsion Completes Testing of Five-Kilowatt Hall Thruster with Thales Alenia Space Belgium Power Processing Unit : 12/23/2015

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (Dec. 23, 2015) - European Space Propulsion (ESP), a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully completed testing of a five-kilowatt Hall Thruster with a Power Processing Unit (PPU) supplied by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Belgium. The test programme was successfully conducted in the UK, and marks the first time a flight-proven five-kilowatt class Hall Thruster has been tested with a European-manufactured PPU. The achievement of this test being completed in less time than allocated was a...

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