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Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee Delivers Seven Millionth M67 Hand Grenade Body Assembly : 06/12/2017

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (June 12, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that its specialty metals facility, Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee, Inc. (AOT), recently passed a major production milestone when it delivered its seven millionth M67 hand grenade body assembly to its customer, Day & Zimmerman, the company that completes final assembly of the hand grenades and delivers them to the U.S. Army. AOT has been the sole supplier of M67 hand grenade body assemblies to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s EKV DACS Performs Critical Role in 10th Successful Intercept Test for GMD : 05/30/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2017) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that its liquid Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) successfully performed its mission-critical role in the latest intercept flight test of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program.

Today’s test, designated FTG-15, was the inaugural flight for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Alternate Propellant Tank (APT). During...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected As Main Propulsion Provider for Boeing and DARPA Experimental Spaceplane : 05/24/2017

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). Aerojet Rocketdyne is a member of the Boeing team that recently announced an agreement to collaborate with DARPA to design, build and test a technology demonstrator for the agency's XS-1 program.

The reusable experimental spaceplane is designed...

Aerojet Rocketdyne's RS-25 Engine Test Rumbles Across Mississippi : 05/23/2017

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. America's next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle, the SLS, is powered by four RS-25 engines during its 8.5 minute climb to space.

"With today's test, the RS-25 development and flight engines have experienced 6,848 seconds of SLS test time...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Increases Thrust Level of 3-D Printed Bantam Rocket Engine by 500 Percent : 05/15/2017

Ideal Engine to Power Small Launch Vehicles and Upper Stages
 
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (May 15, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), recently completed a series of hot-fire tests on a 30,000 lbf thrust-class Bantam liquid-fueled rocket engine built with additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing. This is a 500 percent increase in the thrust level from the Baby Bantam engine the company 3-D printed and tested in June 2014.

At...

AFRL Rocket Lab Technology Demonstration Program Completes Testing on Full-Scale Turbopump Machinery : 05/12/2017

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. This device, as part of the engine turbomachinery, is the first full-scale engine component to be tested on the program. Aerojet Rocketdyne tested the pump units at full power to provide key...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Critical Design Review for AR1 Engine : 05/08/2017

Milestone keeps AR1 on track for certification for flight in 2019
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 8, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) for AR1, a 500,000 lbf thrust-class, liquid-fueled rocket engine.

The milestone keeps the AR1 on track for certification for flight in 2019 as a replacement for the Russian RD-180 engine that is used today to launch most U.S. national...

Successful Testing of Full-Scale Preburner Keeps AR1 Engine on Schedule for 2019 : 05/03/2017

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (May 3, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), recently conducted hot-fire tests to validate the design of the preburner for the AR1 rocket engine, which represents the nation's lowest-risk, lowest-cost-to-the-taxpayer and fastest path to replacing the Russian-built RD-180 engine currently used to launch most U.S. national security payloads into space.
"This important milestone keeps AR1 squarely on track for flight readiness in 2019," said...

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...

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