Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne
Phone: +1.310.252.8100
222 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 500
El Segundo , CA 90245 USA

Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers solutions for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.Rocket.com.

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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 success Read more »

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. Read more »

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Aug. 6, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne's advanced tactical booster program recently completed two successful hot-fire tests of a motor that had been conditioned to mimic extreme cold- and hot-soak conditions for air-launch application. The tests took place at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California.   Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that Jim Maser will join the company on Aug. 13 as senior vice president of the Space Business Unit, reporting directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake.   Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne recently passed a key milestone in preparation for the Ascent Abort Test (AA-2) next year with the successful casting of the Jettison Motor for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System (LAS).   Read more »

El Segundo, Calif. (June 25, 2018) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne is pleased to announce an expansion of its existing advanced engine development agreement with the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to develop the upper-stage RL10C-X engine and continue the AR1 booster engine development program through production of the first engine. Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2018) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing a series of hot-fire tests of an advanced, next-generation RL10 engine thrust chamber design that was built almost entirely using additive manufacturing; commonly known as 3-D printing. Read more »

REDMOND, Wash. (May 24, 2018) -- Maneuvering thrusters supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne guided Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft to its ninth successful berthing to the International Space Station May 24. The Cygnus arrived three days after being launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 11, 2018) - United Launch Alliance (ULA) has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10 rocket engine to power the upper stage that will fly atop ULA's new Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 7, 2018) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that in collaboration with The Boeing Company and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, its Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) Center Manifold for the Missile Defense Agency’s Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) successfully completed hot fire altitude testing. The RKV program is an integral part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2018) -- From liftoff to landing, Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems are playing a critical role in the NASA InSight Mars lander mission, slated for launch May 5 from Vandenberg, Air Force Base, California, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2018) -- The upcoming launch of the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-11 satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, will benefit from just over 1.74 million pounds of added thrust from five AJ-60A solid rocket boosters supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2018) - An upgraded insensitive explosive developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), was recently tested by AFRL to support the Mk-82 500-lb. and Mk-83 1,000-lb. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) - Today's launch of the nation's newest weather satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket marks the flight of the 100th Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-60A solid rocket booster (SRB), the largest monolithically wound SRB ever flown. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne today announced that Greg Jones will join the company on Feb. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), played an integral part in today's launch of the U.S. Air Force's newest missile warning satellite, including a role in helping to minimize the mission's impact on Earth's orbital environment. Read more »

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Today, NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne hot-fired an RS-25 engine in a test that marked another milestone toward the first crewed flight of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) while laying groundwork for future production of the heavy-lift launch vehicle's main propulsion system. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The mission, known as NROL-47, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. Read more »

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Dec. 13, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), and NASA completed hot-fire testing of an RS-25 rocket engine containing its largest additively manufactured component to date. Read more »

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 24, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), was selected to provide the main propulsion for the Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) reusable Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1). Read more »

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 24, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), was selected to provide the main propulsion for the Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) reusable Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1). Read more »

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (May 23, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), tested its second flight engine controller unit for its RS-25 engine that will be used on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) today at the Stennis Space Center. Read more »

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (May 23, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), tested its second flight engine controller unit for its RS-25 engine that will be used on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) today at the Stennis Space Center. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), successfully completed its test campaign of a fuel boost kick pump at its Sacramento, California, facility as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD) program. Read more »

Milestone keeps AR1 on track for certification for flight in 2019  Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2017) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft began the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26 with the help of onboard bipropellant and monopropellant thrusters made by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD). Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2017) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has received a $1.6 million contract from the U.S. Read more »

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), played a major role in successfully launching and placing the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-9) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that Coleman Aerospace today unveiled its new Space Coast Integration & Test Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today announced that John Schneider has been appointed vice president of Quality & Mission Assurance (Q&MA). Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif.,  (Feb. 13, 2017) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), is displaying the RS-25 and RL10 rocket engines at the Future Flight area of the Super Bowl LIVE fan festival. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), began the New Year by successfully supporting the launch of the Lockheed Martin-built third Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous satellite (GEO Flight 3) for the U.S. Air Force. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (Jan. 16, 2017) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), played a major role in successfully launching and placing the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-8) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has signed a cooperative agreement with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of WorldView-4, DigitalGlobe's newest high-accuracy, high-resolution imaging satellite. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on two Launch Abort Engines (LAE) featuring innovative new propellant valves for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner service module propulsion system. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD) today announced that Paul R. Lundstrom will join the company as vice president of Finance and chief financial officer (CFO) on Nov. 7, 2016. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has completed delivery of the first set of hardware for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner service module propulsion system. The Starliner is designed to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has 32 MR-106 monopropellant hydrazine thrusters on the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft that was launched today. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that it has been chosen by the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF) as the recipient of the 2016 Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2016) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that its Blue Origin Crew Capsule Escape Solid Rocket Motor (CCE SRM) was part of the successful In-Flight Escape Test conducted by Blue Origin yesterday from Blue Origin's West Texas Launch Site. Read more »

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