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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne recently passed a key milestone in preparation for the Ascent Abort Test (AA-2) next year with the successful casting of the Jettison Motor for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System (LAS).   Read more »

El Segundo, Calif. (June 25, 2018) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne is pleased to announce an expansion of its existing advanced engine development agreement with the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to develop the upper-stage RL10C-X engine and continue the AR1 booster engine development program through production of the first engine. Read more »

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2018) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing a series of hot-fire tests of an advanced, next-generation RL10 engine thrust chamber design that was built almost entirely using additive manufacturing; commonly known as 3-D printing. Read more »

GARDENA, Cali. (May 31, 2018) Space Division Inc. (SDI) is announcing the launch of their new office products line made from upcycled space industry carbon fiber. The new line is headlined by the “Booster,” an electric, sit-stand, desktop converter. Read more »

REDMOND, Wash. (May 24, 2018) -- Maneuvering thrusters supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne guided Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft to its ninth successful berthing to the International Space Station May 24. The Cygnus arrived three days after being launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. Read more »

GARDENA, Cali., (May 11, 2018) -- Space Division Inc. (SDI), a subsidiary of 121C Inc., is announcing the launch of their new line of office products made from upcycled space industry carbon fiber. The new line is headlined by the "Booster," an electric, sit‐stand desktop converter. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 11, 2018) - United Launch Alliance (ULA) has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10 rocket engine to power the upper stage that will fly atop ULA's new Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 7, 2018) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that in collaboration with The Boeing Company and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, its Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) Center Manifold for the Missile Defense Agency’s Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) successfully completed hot fire altitude testing. The RKV program is an integral part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. Read more »

Winnipeg - Manitoba, Canada (May 4, 2018) – NanoRacks is pleased to announce that the Company has been awarded the launch services and deployment contract for the Canadian CubeSat Project – a nationwide small satellite development program sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).   Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2018) -- From liftoff to landing, Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems are playing a critical role in the NASA InSight Mars lander mission, slated for launch May 5 from Vandenberg, Air Force Base, California, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Read more »

The SAP HANA designation recognizes Epoch Concepts' superior efforts to become certified in SAP HANA, while the Federal Partner of the Year award marks the firm's performance excellence selling HPE hardware to federal customers. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2018) -- The upcoming launch of the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-11 satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, will benefit from just over 1.74 million pounds of added thrust from five AJ-60A solid rocket boosters supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne. Read more »

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2018) - An upgraded insensitive explosive developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), was recently tested by AFRL to support the Mk-82 500-lb. and Mk-83 1,000-lb. Read more »

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Astronaut Yuri Gagarin became a global legend in 1961 as the first human to journey into outer space. While looking down on Earth, the only thing missing to toast the occasion was a beer. Being able to drink beer in space wasn't an option then but it is now, and it's about to become the reality for one lucky earthling as part of a competition of galactic proportions. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) - Today's launch of the nation's newest weather satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket marks the flight of the 100th Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-60A solid rocket booster (SRB), the largest monolithically wound SRB ever flown. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne today announced that Greg Jones will join the company on Feb. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), played an integral part in today's launch of the U.S. Air Force's newest missile warning satellite, including a role in helping to minimize the mission's impact on Earth's orbital environment. Read more »

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Today, NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne hot-fired an RS-25 engine in a test that marked another milestone toward the first crewed flight of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) while laying groundwork for future production of the heavy-lift launch vehicle's main propulsion system. Read more »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2018) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The mission, known as NROL-47, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. Read more »