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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.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Critical to Successful SM-3 Block IB Flight Test Standard Missile-22 Intercept Success Supports Production Decision : 10/04/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2013) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today that its propulsion systems successfully contributed to an intercept of a ballistic missile target with the second generation Aegis BMD Weapon System and SM-3 Block IB guided missile.

During Flight Test Standard Missile-22 (FTM-22), the SM-3 guided missile intercepted and destroyed a separating ballistic missile target during this second operational test event. Findings of...

DigiGone® Approved for Use on the Thuraya Satellite Network : 09/27/2013

DUBAI, UAE (Sept. 27, 2013) - Thuraya and DigiGone® today announced that its innovative video communications system and software platform has been approved for use with Thuraya's IP terminals. A leading mobile satellite services operator, Thuraya is actively promoting the DigiGone satellite communications solution across their distribution channels in all vertical markets.

Optimized for narrowband satellite channels, DigiGone offers high-quality encrypted video and audio conferencing...

European Space Propulsion Welcomes Paul Sinton as Managing Director : 09/17/2013

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (Sept. 16, 2013) – European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, announced today that Paul Sinton has joined the company as the Managing Director for its ESP subsidiary. In his role, Paul will manage and direct the operations of ESP as they bring online the manufacturing and test capabilities for producing propulsion products in the European market. Current plans are for operational manufacturing to be ready early in 2014.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Receives Environmental Excellence Award for its Arkansas Facility Project : 09/12/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been chosen by the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF) as the recipient of the 2013 Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership.

Each year, the AEF Diamond Award recognizes one company that demonstrates initiative and/or leadership in managing its environmental efforts.   Aerojet Rocketdyne won this award for the Biological...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary of First Solar Electric Propulsion Mission : 09/11/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its first Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) mission.

In 1983, Aerojet Rocketdyne's first SEP rocket engines were used on the RCA Americom Satcom-1R satellite. The Satcom-1R SEP engines were an early version of the modern Electrothermal Hydrazine Thrusters (EHT) that used excess power from the satellite...

Aerojet Rocketdyne SM-3 Block IIA TDACS Completes Critical Design Review : 08/30/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it successfully conducted its Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile program. The SM-3 program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with Raytheon Missile Systems as the prime contractor.

"The on-time completion of this CDR demonstrates the readiness of this next...

Aerojet Rocketdyne SM-3 Block IIA TDACS Completes Second Full System Hot Fire Testing : 08/29/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it completed its second Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) fully-integrated flight weight system hot fire test for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile program. The SM-3 program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with Raytheon Missile Systems as the prime contractor.

This second of several SM-3 Block IIA TDACS development...

Salt Cases Introduces First Ever Thermally Protective Smart Phone Cases : 08/21/2013

PORTLAND, Me. (Aug. 21, 2013) - Salt Cases, LLC, announces today the official launch of its Kickstarter campaign to fund its new product line, the world's first and only smart phone cases to offer thermal protection. The Kickstarter campaign will run through September 23, 2013.

When a smart phone, tablet, or laptop is exposed to extreme temperatures (more than 95 degrees and less than 32 degrees) or used in direct sunlight, the device will malfunction and often becomes unusable until...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Employees Inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame : 08/19/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 19, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that 40 current and former employees were inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame (ISHF). All of the honored employees served as members of the original Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X/DC-XA) team which helped develop an unmanned prototype of a reusable single-stage launch vehicle in the 1990s.

"This is a tremendous honor for everyone involved in the DC-X/DC-...

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