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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Guides Cassini on its Grand Finale at Saturn : 04/27/2017

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). Over the next five months, the Aerojet Rocketdyne 16 MR-103H 0.2 lbf monopropellant thrusters will guide Cassini through its final days, helping the spacecraft obtain the first-ever sampling of Saturn...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Qualification Tests on Reusable Engine to Support Next Era of Human Spaceflight from the United States : 04/20/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has successfully completed hot-fire qualification tests of an engine that demonstrates the ability to meet reusability requirements for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner crew module propulsion system. The tests were conducted on Aerojet Rocketdyne's MR-104J hydrazine monopropellant engine in Redmond, Washington. For NASA service missions to the International Space Station, Boeing's...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Mature Power and Energy Management Systems for Underwater Unmanned Vehicles : 03/24/2017

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. Navy to mature the demonstration capabilities of a power and energy management system that will allow underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) to be charged wirelessly undersea. Under the contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne will also mature and demonstrate the system’s software capabilities, which will enable the Navy to prioritize and schedule fielded UUVs that...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Wideband Global SATCOM Spacecraft for the U.S. Military : 03/18/2017

 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. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems included the RS-68A booster engine, the RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 14 helium pressurization...

L3 Telemetry & RF Products Supports the Successful Launch of the Iridium NEXT Satellite Constellation : 03/15/2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 14, 2017) – L3 Telemetry & RF Products (L3 T&RF), a proud member of the Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) team, announced today that its CDU-100 command link decryptor and InControl™ commanding software successfully supported the January 14 launch of the first group of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Iridium NEXT marks the largest order for L3’s CDU-100, with a total of 80 units to be delivered for the full constellation. 

“We...

SDA and AGI to launch next generation Space Traffic Management service : 03/06/2017

AGI's ComSpOC to power a major SDC upgrade to manage space traffic and mitigate the effects of Radio Frequency Interference in the geostationary orbit regime

Isle of Man and Exton, PA, USA (March 6, 2017) - The Space Data Association (SDA) and Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) have entered into a long term agreement to launch an upgraded Space Data Center (SDC) Space Traffic Management (STM) service, powered by ComSpOC.

SDC 2.0, which will be available to all members of the SDA, has a highly accurate, independently generated catalogue of space objects which will grow to include objects larger than 20cm in and traversing the GEO arc, and will...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Classified Satellite for the U.S. Government : 03/02/2017

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. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems on the Atlas V included the RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, six helium pressurization tanks, and 12 Centaur upper-stage Reaction Control System (...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Opens New Facility on Cape Canaveral : 02/24/2017

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.
Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace, Inc. consummated its previously announced acquisition of Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies, Inc. earlier today.

"With the opening of this innovative facility, we are building on our expertise as a premier...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Names John Schneider VP of Quality & Mission Assurance : 02/17/2017

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). He succeeds Jerry Tarnacki who was recently named senior vice president of the company's Space Business Unit.

Schneider joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in July 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership positions over the last 28 years, most recently as site director for the Los...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Names Jerry Tarnacki to Lead Space Business Unit : 02/17/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today announced that Jerry Tarnacki has been appointed as the senior vice president of the company's recently formed Space Business Unit.

In his new role, Tarnacki will report directly to Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. He will oversee all NASA programs, defense and commercial launch systems, advanced space and launch strategy programs, and in-space propulsion system programs...

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