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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...

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 Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for its Role in Helping to Save Stranded Satellite : 08/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Electric Propulsion Technical Committee at the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics for its contribution to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-1 (AEHF-1) Rescue Team. The team, which included two other aerospace companies and the U.S. Air Force, helped save the AEHF-1 military communications satellite and place it...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded Defense Contract for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing : 08/18/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug 18, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, was recently awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office for large-scale additive manufacturing development and demonstration. The contract will secure multiple large selective laser melting machines to develop liquid rocket engine applications for national security space launch services. Aerojet Rocketdyne and its subcontractors...

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