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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers the Fourth U.S. Air Force Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Mission

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers the Fourth U.S. Air Force Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Mission   Aerojet Rocketdyne supports the Air Force’s critical communications network, from the launch pad of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket to orbit to final end-of-life decommissioning of the satellite system. Aerojet Rocketdyne chemical and electric propulsion onboard the AEHF satellites provide orbit…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Hypersonic DMRJ Engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Hypersonic DMRJ Engine   New dual-mode ramjet/scramjet (DMRJ) engine successfully tested over a wider operating range than previously demonstrated. Successful testing brings our nation one step closer to developing hypersonic aircraft capable of conventional takeoff and landing. Aerojet Rocketdyne has been a leader in developing hypersonic propulsion technologies for more than…

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Bidding Farewell to a Space Industry Workhorse

Bidding Farewell to a Space Industry Workhorse   ICESat-2 launch marks final flight for the Delta II launch vehicle; would be its 100th successful launch in a row Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-27 and AJ10 engines have powered the rocket’s first and second stages with 100 percent reliability AJ10 engine family will continue to fly as part…

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ALASKA AEROSPACE TO HOST OPEN HOUSE AND TOWN HALL MEETING IN KODIAK

Kodiak, AK (September 5, 2018)  Alaska Aerospace is hosting an Open House at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to celebrate twenty years of launch activities.  The public is invited to visit the site, where Alaska Aerospace staff will be providing tours of…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers OSIRIS-REx’s Approach of Asteroid Bennu

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers OSIRIS-REx’s Approach of Asteroid Bennu   All 28 of the rocket engines on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft are provided by Aerojet Rocketdyne. Onboard delta-v thrusters will slow the spacecraft’s speed by more than 1,000 mph to match Bennu’s velocity and enable a safe arrival. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion will maneuver OSIRIS-REx around the…

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Harris Corporation Provides Grants to Support STEM Training

Highlights: Grants fund Space Foundation “Space in the Community” programs for third year New grant funds Air Force Association National High School Space Challenge Extends company’s $22 million STEM support legacy COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2018) – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced grants to fund programs that will further science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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GEOStar-3 Mission Success Enabled by Aerojet Rocketdyne XR-5 Hall Thruster System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne and Northrop Grumman together recently achieved a significant milestone with the successful completion of electric propulsion orbit acquisition operations on the Al Yah 3 GEOStar-3 spacecraft. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s XR-5 Hall Thruster system operated for more than 600 hours (over 25 days of firing) to propel the spacecraft to the…

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NASA Invests in Concepts for a Vibrant Future Commercial Space Economy

In an ongoing effort to foster commercial activity in space, NASA has selected 13 companies to study the future of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit, including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station. The studies will assess the potential growth of a low-Earth orbit economy and how to best stimulate private demand for commercial human…

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RS-25 Engine Tests Modernization Upgrades

NASA Administrator Bridenstine viewed Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 engine test at NASA Stennis; four RS-25 engines will power NASA’s Space Launch System. The development engine tested features a main combustion chamber manufactured with an innovative bonding technique, cutting costs and fabrication time by 50 percent Fifth successful demonstration of a 3-D printed Pogo Assembly and tested…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Power Generator for Mars 2020 Rover

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 7, 2018) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, in collaboration with Teledyne, recently delivered the electrical power generator for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where it will be fueled, tested and readied for flight. In addition to providing the primary power source for the…

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