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Aerojet Rocketdyne Wraps Up Latest Tests on 3D-Printed CubeSat Propulsion System

Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded a series of tests on a three-dimensional printed propulsion system to check engine throughput and propellant tank expulsions as the program moved forward to the qualification phase. The company said Monday it conducted a hot-fire test of the hydrazine integrated propulsion system on the MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System to demonstrate functions that meet Technology …

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Dynetics, Aerojet Rocketdyne Eye 3D Printing for Rocket Engine; Steve Cook Comments

Dynetics and Aerojet Rocketdyne are using 3-D printing technology to build a new rocket engine in an effort to replace the current Russian-built engine used to send Atlas V to space, Nextgov reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber reports that the project started two years ago before the White House, Defense Department and Congress indicated plans to replace the RD-180 engine due to tension …

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Scott Seymour: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Integrate Rocket Engine Work at New Huntsville, AL Facility

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has opened its Advanced Hydrocarbon Propulsion Development Office in Huntsville, Alabama, which will be led by Jerrol Littles as the office centralizes the company’s hydrocarbon technology research and development operations. Scott Seymour, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s parent company GenCorp, said Tuesday that AHPDO will integrate the firm’s R&D and production …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holds Firing Test on LEONIDAS Solid Rocket Motor; Paul Meyer Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a 73-second hot-fire static test on a solid propellant rocket motor for its Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System and generated a thrust force of almost 300,000 lbf. The LEO-46 solid rocket motor is the first stage of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion system for the Super Strypi launch …

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Terry Lorier: Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Propulsion Tech Through Launch Abort, Hot Fire Tests

  Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished work on a service module propulsion system for a human spaceflight program that Boeing holds a contract with NASA for. Aerojet Rocketdyne built the service module and launch abort propulsion system for Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft, the company said Thursday. Terry Lorier, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s CST-100 service module …

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Stratolaunch Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines for Unmanned Rocket; Steve Bouley Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne will supply six RL10C-1 production engines to Stratolaunch Systems Corp. under a contract for the third stage of a commercial air-launch system for Stratolaunch’s unmanned Thunderbolt rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the contract also contains an option for six additional RL10C-1 engines for The Eagles Launch System, which is scheduled to launch Thunderbolt into space in 2018. “This …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, Dynetics Expand Space Launch Tech Collaboration; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne and aerospace engineering firm Dynetics have expanded their partnership to develop rocket propulsion and booster systems for government and commercial aerospace customers. The companies have worked together under NASA‘s Space Launch System program with the goal of minimizing risks for launch vehicle thrusters, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. NASA, …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build NASA CubeSat Propulsion System; Christian Carpenter Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop a propulsion system for NASA‘s CubeSat miniature satellites under a contract from the Armstrong Flight Test Center’s flight opportunities. The company said Tuesday the two-phased contract involves hot-fire testing on the MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System and flight demonstration if the agency selects Aerojet Rocketdyne’s chemical propulsion system. “We’re honored …

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Larry Trager: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Test Space Station Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Aeroject Rocketdyne has reviewed its design of new lithium-ion batteries that are built to power the International Space Station‘s electrical system. The batteries are designed to replace the current nickel hydrogen batteries onboard the ISS and to provide electricity for ISS crew members to perform scientific experiments, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Tool Helps Lift NASA Data Satellite Into Orbit; Steve Bouley Comments

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An Aerojet Rocketdyne-made propulsion system worked to lift off an Atlas V rocket that carried a NASA communications satellite into space recently. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided 12 monopropellant thrusters, helium presurrization tanks and the RL10A-4-2 engine used on the rocket’s Centaur upper-stage structure, the company said Friday. NASA’s Tracking and Data …

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