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ALASKA AEROSPACE PRESENTATION TO THE KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH ASSEMBLY AFFIRMS CONTINUED PUBLIC ACCESS TO FOSSIL BEACH : 10/23/2017

KODIAK, AK, (October 20, 2017) Continuing outreach efforts to keep the local community informed on activities at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), Alaska Aerospace gave an update of 2017 accomplishments, along with information on Alaska Aerospace’s future business development efforts to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at their Thursday, October 19, 2017 regular meeting. 

“Alaska Aerospace strives to be a good neighbor and economic contributor to the Kodiak community” stated Craig E. Campbell,...

Human Presence in Lunar Orbit One Step Closer with Successful RS-25 Engine Test : 10/19/2017

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Oct. 19, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), test-fired its RS-25 engine, E2063, for 500 seconds today at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. This is the second RS-25 engine Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested for NASA's second Exploration Mission (EM-2).

EM-2 will be the first mission to launch astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft with the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) on top of the Space Launch System (SLS).

"This is an...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Classified Satellite for the U.S. Government : 10/16/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 15, 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, known as NROL-52, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems included the RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, two solid rocket boosters (SRBs), six helium pressurization tanks, and 12...

RS-25 Engines Ready for Maiden Flight of NASA's Space Launch System : 10/11/2017

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Oct. 11, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announces the four RS-25 engines slated to fly on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the maiden flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), are ready for integration with the rocket's core stage.

EM-1 is a three-week mission in which the SLS rocket will launch the Orion spacecraft into a distant retrograde orbit around the moon farther than a human-rated vehicle has traveled before, and also will...

DARPA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Develop Hypersonic Advanced Full Range Engine : 10/09/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has entered into an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and ground test an innovative propulsion system under the agency's Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program.

"Through the AFRE program, we aim to mature the design and component technologies and bring them together to conduct a full system-level Turbine Based Combined Cycle (TBCC) ground test...

Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract : 10/03/2017

GREENBELT, MD (October 3, 2017) – Orbit Logic has teamed with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) on a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a hierarchical autonomous mission planning and execution capability for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that will address many of the challenges associated with long duration operations.  Orbit Logic and CU Boulder have teamed on this STTR to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Reappraisal of Software Engineering Practices : 09/26/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that its Software Engineering practices have been successfully reappraised at the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) maturity level 3. This achievement is the result of a year-long effort of assessment preparation, and more than 20 years of sustained software process development and improvement.

"Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to continue our history of...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Classified Satellite for the U.S. Government : 09/24/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 24, 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 (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems on the Atlas V included the RL10C-1 upper-stage engine, four solid rocket boosters (SRBs), six helium pressurization tanks, and 12...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Guides Cassini on its Grand Finale at Saturn : 09/15/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), played a vital role in the planned plunge of NASA's Cassini spacecraft into Saturn. As the spacecraft entered the atmosphere, Aerojet Rocketdyne's onboard Reaction Control Thrusters worked to counter atmospheric torques, helping Cassini fight to keep its high-gain antenna pointed at Earth as it relayed its final data to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These measurements of the atmosphere's...

L3 Electron Devices to Provide Next-Generation TWTAs to Space Systems Loral : 09/11/2017

TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 11, 2017) - L3 Electron Devices announced today that it was selected to provide its next-generation Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) to Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. The new L3 TWTA provides high-power signal amplification and significantly expands SSL's High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity.

"This is a significant contract from SSL for our next-generation TWTA," said Murray Kennedy, President of L3 Electron Devices. "Our...

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