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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Orion Spacecraft Subsystem Design Review; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed the critical design review on the Orion spacecraft’s jettison motor and crew module reaction control system. Aerojet Rocketdyne will kick off the production of hardware for installation into the Orion spacecraft in preparation for the Exploration Mission-1, the company said Friday. “Astronaut safety is paramount and …

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Dynetics, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test Rocket Engine’s 3D-Printed Gas Generator Injector Under SLS Program; David King Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Dynetics have completed a second hot-fire test on the F-1 rocket engine’s gas generator at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The companies carried out the test series under the Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction contract that aims to reduce risks in rocket boosters for the Space Launch System …

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NASA Wraps Up Developmental Tests on Aerojet Rocketdyne SLS Engine; Steve Wofford Comments

NASA has concluded a series of seven developmental tests on an Aerojet Rocketdyne-made engine for the Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi ahead of the rocket’s mission to Mars and other deep space destinations. The 535-second hot-fire test on the RS-25 engine sought to gather information on inlet pressure conditions, …

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Ball Aerospace Receives Aerojet Rocketdyne-Built Green Propellant Propulsion Subsystem; Jim Oschmann Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has handed over a propulsion subsystem to Ball Aerospace & Technologies for integration with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft. The Aerojet Rocketdyne-built subsystem has five 1-newton thruster components and a propellant tank designed to carry the AF-M315E non-toxic fuel, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. Jim Oschmann, vice president and …

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Dynetics, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test SLS’ Booster Risk Reduction Tank

Dynetics and Aerojet Rocketdyne have carried out proof and burst tests to verify the structural design of the Space Launch System Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction tank for NASA. Dynetics said Tuesday the tests consisted of hydrostatic proof tests, a proof test with cryogenic fluid and a planned burst test for efforts to reduce risks …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes PowerTrain Propulsion System Testing; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed testing of a propulsion system prototype that intends to improve the delivery of solar array-derived power to the electric propulsion thruster components on board a spacecraft. The company said Thursday the PowerTrain Solar Electric Propulsion platform has a power tracking tool and power conditioning breadboard components …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s 2nd-Gen Hall Thruster Completes On-Orbit Validation Test

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed initial on-orbit validation tests of its upgraded XR-5 Hall Thruster using Boeing‘s X-37 unmanned space plane as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4. The five-kilowatt XR-5A Hall Thruster includes performance and operating range modifications based on the results of XR-5’s initial low-rate production and flight …

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Lockheed Subcontracts Aerojet Rocketdyne for Satellite Propulsion Systems; Warren Yasuhara Comments

Lockheed Martin has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide the XR-5 Hall Effect and MR-510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems and monopropellant rocket engines for Lockheed’s contract with Arabsat. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday Lockheed will fit the subsystems and rocket engines onto two modernized A2100 satellites as part of efforts to boost mission flexibility. Warren Yasuhara, vice president of space …

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Florida Turbine to Help Aerojet Rocketdyne Engineer Rocket Engines

Aerojet Rocketdyne has chosen Florida Turbine Technologies to support Aerojet’s rocket engine development program. The companies signed an agreement that calls for FTT to help engineer Aerojet-built propulsion systems for the aerospace industry, Aerojet said Friday. Sacramento, California-based Aerojet manufactures technologies designed to power space, missile defense, tactical and armament …

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