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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 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...

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...

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...

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