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Aerojet Rocket Motors Propel Successful Standard Missile-3 Intercept : 05/10/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it contributed to last night's successful flight test of Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB where the missile intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target. Aerojet's MK 72 booster and MK 104 dual-thrust rocket motor provided the first and second stage propulsion while Aerojet's Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) maneuvered the SM-3 Kinetic Warhead into the target for the final hit...

Aerojet Solid Rocket Boosters Help Launch Military Communications Satellite : 05/04/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) helped power today's launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a military payload.

Launching in its 531 configuration, the Atlas V vehicle relied on the power of three Aerojet SRBs. Each SRB measures 67-feet long and provides an average of 250,000 pounds of thrust. Aerojet SRBs have flown in previous vehicle configurations using one, two, three and five...

Aerojet Completes Testing of Next-Generation Exploration Thruster : 04/26/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully completed development testing of its MR-104H 100 lbf-class monopropellant hydrazine thruster.

Working with Boeing Exploration Launch Systems and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Aerojet successfully completed environmental and hot-fire performance testing of the MR-104H in Redmond, Wash. The MR-104 product line matured under NASA's Constellation program and is applicable for future space vehicles....

Aerojet Propulsion Propels Atlas V Launch Vehicle and Delivers MUOS Satellite to Orbit : 02/24/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, provided its solid rocket boosters to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle for the inaugural launch of the U.S. Navy's five-satellite Mobile User Object System (MUOS). Built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system that will significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move.

Five Aerojet AJ60 Solid Rocket Boosters (...

The International Space University's 25th Space Studies Program soon to land on the Florida Space Coast : 02/01/2012

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 1, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU) selected the United States' Florida Space Coast as a natural fit to convene its Space Studies Program as the US gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.

There are only five months to go before the launch of the 25th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida, USA and the NASA Kennedy Space Center north of Melbourne, The session will...

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engines Power the Rocket Boosting the Latest Communications Satellite for U.S. Department of Defense : 01/19/2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully boosting the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the...

Aerojet Propulsion Helps Deliver Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM Spacecraft : 01/19/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its propulsion components assisted with today's launch and payload insertion of the U.S. Air Force's fourth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) spacecraft.

Aerojet's 12 reaction control thrusters provided roll, pitch and yaw control during ascent of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV upper stage. The WGS satellite will also rely on Aerojet propulsion with the company's 100-lbf bipropellant apogee engine being utilized to...

Aerojet Propulsion Adjusts Trajectory of NASA’s Mars-bound Spacecraft : 01/12/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its hydrazine thrusters powered a critical in-flight maneuver for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. This important maneuver aligned the spacecraft's trajectory with its landing target.

On Jan. 11, 2012, eight small monopropellant hydrazine thrusters fired for nearly three hours in order to position the spacecraft more precisely toward its planned landing spot in Mars' Gale Crater. The trajectory,...

ISU‘s Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program opens in Adelaide : 01/05/2012

Adelaide, Australia / Strasbourg, France (Jan. 5, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France with the University of South Australia has joined forces again to bring world class space education to the southern hemisphere with a five-week intensive program set to launch on Monday 9 January 2012.

The Opening Ceremony for the program will be held in the Hawke Building on the UniSA City West Campus in Adelaide at 3:30 PM, on Monday. January 9. A total of 34 students from 12 countries (...

Aerojet’s Sacramento Facility Achieves One Million Man Hours Without a Lost-time Injury : 12/21/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has once again achieved one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

The Sacramento site reached the milestone on Nov. 26.  “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment by our Sacramento facility,” said Sacramento Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety, Chris Conley. “This milestone demonstrates the entire team's commitment to a safe workplace and safe work...

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