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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests the Large Class Second Stage Motor for the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center : 02/12/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Large Class 92" diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at simulated altitude conditions at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold AFB, Tenn.

The Large Class second stage was designed, fabricated and tested by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Hill AFB, Utah, under a demonstration...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Latest Communications Satellite for NASA : 01/24/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a vital role in placing the second of three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS-L) into orbit for NASA. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage thrusters used for roll, pitch, yaw and...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Tyler Evans as Vice President of Defense Advanced Programs : 01/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Tyler Evans will join the company as vice president of its “Rocket Shop” Defense Advanced Programs unit.

In this role, Evans primarily will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership, and driving the process improvements needed to execute a diverse portfolio of defense-related new product developments. He will continue to maintain the momentum...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Engines Boost Antares Rocket and Will Enable ISS Rendezvous : 01/09/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its dual AJ26 main engine system successfully boosted Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on the first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission carrying the Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 1:07 p.m. EST from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....

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...

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