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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Consolidate Additional Offices Under Competitive Improvement Program; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne will consolidate and modernize additional facilities over the next two years under the second phase of a company-wide improvement effort. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it aims to merge operations in California and Virginia as well as expand its presence in Alabama with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in the next two years …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Auxiliary Engines for Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft; Eileen Drake, Mike Hawes Comment

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted hot-fire acceptance tests on eight auxiliary engines to be used on the inaugural flight of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System next year. The company said Wednesday it oversees the development of auxiliary engines for the European Space Agency’s European Service Module that will provide air and water, temperature control, …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Provides Lithium-Ion Batteries to ISS; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has provided a payload of six lithium-ion batteries to the International Space Station in an effort to keep the power supply needed to help astronauts continue their research aboard the station. The lithium-ion batteries incorporate safety features such as voltage, temperature and cell-overcharge monitoring and will replace 12 nickel hydrogen …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Space Launch System Engine; Eileen Drake, Jim Paulsen Comment

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a second RS-25 engine technology the company developed for NASA‘s Space Launch System. The company said Friday it conducted the evaluation at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, where the 0528 engine was switched on for 650 seconds. Aerojet Rocketdyne restarted the RS-25 engine testing process in 2015 to check the upgraded controllers’ compliance …

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Aerojet Expands Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly in NASA’s Stennis Space Center; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has expanded the company’s assembly and test facility for its advanced liquid rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The company will begin to develop and test the AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine at its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Conducts AR1 Engine Preburner Tests; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed another milestone in the company’s AR1 rocket engine development program following completion of preburner tests at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The tests aimed to verify design parameters of the preburner injector built for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s new engine technology, the company said Friday. Aerojet Rocketdyne announced its milestone plan …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Hands THAAD Missile Booster Motor, Control System to MDA; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has transported a new batch of booster motors and Divert and Attitude Control Systems to the Missile Defense Agency for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. The company said Thursday it delivered the 300th booster motor and the DACS propulsion system to MDA through THAAD builder Lockheed Martin. The booster motor technology …

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NASA Test Fires Aerojet Rocketdyne Engine for Space Launch System; Eileen Drake Comments

NASA has concluded a 500-second, live-fire test of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-built RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System heavy-lift vehicle at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The initial fire-test on Aerojet-made E2059 engine sought to evaluate the engine’s new controller, high-pressure fuel turbopump and the calibration of engine flowmeters, the company said …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Concludes AR1 Engine Tech Design Assessment; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished a design review of its engine offering to power United Launch Alliance rockets such as Atlas V and Vulcan as well as other launcher platforms for national security satellites of the U.S. The company designed and proposed its AR1 technology as a potential alternative to the Russian-built RD-180 engine that ULA uses …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Furthers Propulsion System Test for DARPA Hypersonics Program

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A propulsion technology Aerojet Rocketdyne developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's hypersonic missile development program, called Operational Fires, has undergone a second round of tests. The company said Tuesday it conducted cold gas tests of OpFires propulsion system components seven months after completion of subscale test firings.

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