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Alaska Aerospace Announces New Office Serving the Huntsville Market : 01/04/2016

Anchorage, AK (Jan. 4, 2016) – Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC), recognizing strong demand and aerospace industry growth in northeast Alabama, announces the opening of their new office in Huntsville, Alabama.  This is the first permanent presence outside of Alaska for the company.  

Craig E. Campbell, AAC President and CEO, states “Alaska Aerospace has supported a number of missions for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and by opening an office in Huntsville, we will...

European Space Propulsion Completes Testing of Five-Kilowatt Hall Thruster with Thales Alenia Space Belgium Power Processing Unit : 12/23/2015

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (Dec. 23, 2015) - European Space Propulsion (ESP), a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully completed testing of a five-kilowatt Hall Thruster with a Power Processing Unit (PPU) supplied by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Belgium. The test programme was successfully conducted in the UK, and marks the first time a flight-proven five-kilowatt class Hall Thruster has been tested with a European-manufactured PPU. The achievement of this test being completed in less time than allocated was a...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Major Design Milestone for AR1 Engine to Meet 2019 Deadline : 12/17/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 17, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced it completed a key design milestone for its AR1 rocket engine this week. AR1 is an American-made engine that is being developed as a direct replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 engines that currently power launches of the majority of national security satellites to orbit for the U.S. government.

“This is one of the most important design reviews the...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Successful First SM-3 Block IB TDACS ‘Aegis Ashore’ Intercept Test : 12/10/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 10, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), today announced that its propulsion systems successfully contributed to the destruction of an intermediate range ballistic missile target during the first intercept test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile from the Aegis Ashore weapon system.

The successful test, termed FTO-02 Event 1, was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The SM-3 Block...

ORBITEC Awarded NASA Research and Technologies Contract for Aerospace Propulsion Systems : 12/10/2015

MADISON, Wis. (December 10, 2015) – NASA has awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) wholly-owned subsidiary Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) a competitive indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) task order contract to support the development, demonstration and verification of advanced propulsion system technologies under the Research and Technologies for Aerospace Propulsion Systems 2 (RTAPS2) for NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland,...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Successfully Completes the Critical Design Review of STPSat-5 Satellite : 12/08/2015

SPARKS, Nev. (December 8, 2015)Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its STPSat-5 satellite for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Space Test Program (STP), confirming that the satellite will meet mission requirements and is sufficiently mature to begin fabrication. SNC is the prime contractor on the STPSat-5 program, leading the design and integration of this next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite for the...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Helps Deliver Resupply Mission to International Space Station : 12/06/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 6, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), helped propel the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft today on its fourth operational cargo delivery flight, transporting supplies and materials to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight, known as OA-4, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RL10C-1 upper-...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Build of 3-D Printed Parts for Orion Spacecraft : 12/01/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 1, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has completed 12 additively manufactured production nozzle extensions for use aboard the Orion spacecraft. The nozzle extensions are part of Orion’s crew module reaction control system that Aerojet Rocketdyne is building for Lockheed Martin and NASA.

“These components are the first additively manufactured parts we have provided for the Orion spacecraft,” said Julie...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Centennial AJ60 Solid Rocket Booster in Support of Atlas V Launch Vehicle : 11/30/2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Nov. 30, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), AJ60, for United Launch Alliance (ULA) in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program.

“This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel who have demonstrated unparalleled commitment and technical expertise over...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes Shipment of 11 Satellites for ORBCOMM’s OG2 Mission 2 Launch : 11/30/2015

 SPARKS, Nev. (Nov. 30, 2015)Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has delivered 11 ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for ORBCOMM’s upcoming OG2 Mission 2 launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which is targeted for mid-December 2015.  As the prime contractor for ORBCOMM’s OG2 satellites, SNC is responsible for the design, manufacture and integration of the OG2 satellites in the constellation...


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