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RS-25 Main Engine Controllers Tested for SLS Debut : 08/09/2017

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Aug. 9, 2017) - Today at NASA's Stennis Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), tested its fourth RS-25 engine controller needed for the inaugural flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) during Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1). Slated to debut in 2019, SLS will be the world's most powerful and versatile rocket.

"The SLS rocket will enable missions no other current rocket can, such as landing humans on Mars and sending large science...

Aerojet Rocketdyne's RS-25 Flight Controller Goes Three for Three in Testing for NASA's Space Launch System : 07/25/2017

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (July 25, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), successfully tested its third RS-25 engine flight controller today at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The RS-25 engine will propel America's next-generation heavy lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), into space. The flight controller tested today is slated to fly on the inaugural mission of the SLS which will propel the Orion capsule around the Moon and safely return it back to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Advanced Electric Propulsion System to Further Nation's Space Technology Capabilities : 07/06/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 6, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully conducted a series of hot-fire tests on a Power Processing Unit (PPU) for an Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) designed to advance the nation's commercial space capabilities as well as support NASA's plans for deep space exploration. The tests were conducted at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

"The Power Processing Unit successfully demonstrated stable...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Advocates Solar Electric Propulsion as Central Element of Deep Space Exploration : 06/29/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2017) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, the nation's premiere propulsion provider and a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), advocates Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) as a central element of America's deep space architecture.
During testimony before the Subcommittee on Space in the U.S. House of Representatives, Joe Cassady, executive director for Space Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, said, "SEP is key to a sustainable architecture by enabling efficient transfer of cargo, habitats...

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...

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