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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...

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-...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Conducts Jettison Motor Nozzle Material Replacement Test for NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle : 08/13/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully conducted a key Orion Jettison Motor (JM) test that demonstrated potential low-cost replacement graphite material for the JM throat inserts. The JM is a critical component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle.

"The funding for this test was a direct result of Aerojet Rocketdyne's affordability initiatives," said...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Flight Solar Electric Propulsion Thrusters for NASA and NOAA's GOES-R Spacecraft : 08/13/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has shipped the first set of four Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) thrusters for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R).

Aerojet Rocketdyne shipped the first set of four solar electric propulsion thrusters to Lockheed Martin at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Lockheed Martin will integrate the Aerojet Rocketdyne SEP thrusters and...

Dynetics Reports "Outstanding" Progress in First 10 Months of Advanced Booster Contract : 08/13/2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Aug. 13, 2013) - Dynetics officials today reported successful progress on the company's hardware build and test tasks in support of advanced development for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). This announcement comes at the end of the third quarter of the contract NASA awarded last fall to a team made up of Dynetics and Aerojet Rocketdyne to reduce risks for Advanced Boosters that could help meet SLS's future capability needs.

The team plans to perform a wide-ranging...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports Launch of Wideband Global SATCOM Spacecraft for U.S. Military : 08/07/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 7, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its propulsion systems played a major role in successfully placing the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68 booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports Launch of Second MUOS Tactical Communication Satellite System Spacecraft : 07/19/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems played a major role in successfully placing the second of five Mobile User Object System (MUOS-2) satellites into orbit today for the U.S. Navy. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with five Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ60 Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, and multiple spacecraft attitude...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Rocket Injector Assembly Built Using Additive Manufacturing Technology : 07/11/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a liquid-oxygen/gaseous hydrogen rocket injector assembly built using additive manufacturing technology. This testing, in cooperation with NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC) under a Space Act Agreement, was a key step in the development and certification of the integrated manufacturing process, analysis and design tool, and component technologies required to...

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