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Sierra Nevada Corporation Successfully Tests & Transfers In-Orbit Satellite Operations to ORBCOMM : 03/07/2016

ORBCOMM Initiates OG2 Commercial Service to Global Customers

SPARKS, Nev. (March 7, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed all in-orbit checkout procedures of the final 11 satellites in the ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) constellation designed and built by SNC, culminating in the transfer of operations of these satellites from SNC to ORBCOMM. All 11 OG2 satellites have begun providing machine-to-machine (M2M) messaging, including...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Complex 3-D Printed Injector in World’s Most Reliable Upper Stage Rocket Engine : 03/07/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 7, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), marked another major milestone in its ongoing effort to incorporate additive manufacturing technology into its products by completing a series of successful hot-fire tests of its RL10 upper-stage rocket engine. The RL10 development engine, dubbed XR708, included a core main injector built using additive manufacturing technology, often referred to as 3-D printing. The work was done in conjunction...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Follow-on Contract to Support Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services Programs : 03/01/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (March 1, 2016)Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems was recently awarded a contract to provide multiple Passive Common Berthing Mechanisms (PCBM) by Special Aerospace Services (SAS) of Boulder, Colorado for Orbital ATK’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft in support of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 1 and 2 (CRS1, CRS2) programs. This contract follows a previous order with SNC resulting in the complete delivery of eight PCBM units in support of Orbital...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Names Dynetics as Key AR1 Engine Team Member : 02/29/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Feb. 29, 2016) – Following the U.S. Air Force selection of AR1 for a Rocket Propulsion System award, Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), named Dynetics of Huntsville, Alabama, as a key team member for the AR1 engine development.

The AR1 engine is designed as a replacement for the Russian-built RD-180 engine, currently being used to launch America’s defense and national security assets on the Atlas V launch vehicle. AR1 is a 500,...

NASA delegation visits Thuraya satellite operations in Sharjah : 02/29/2016

Dubai, 29 February 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications hosted a delegation from NASA (the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration) at its primary gateway office in Sharjah.

Organised in conjunction with the UAE Space Agency, the visit was an opportunity to showcase Thuraya’s communication and satellite network systems, helping to demonstrate the country’s satellite capabilities.

The NASA party, led by Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, was given a guided...

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...


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