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Aerojet Rocketdyne Receives Remaining Flight Controller Order for Initial SLS Flights

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received its remaining order of RS-25 engine flight controllers for the first four flights of the Space Launch System from Honeywell. Aerojet said Wednesday it now has 18 flight controllers in its inventory at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The controllers allows rocket communication while moderating engine thrust intensity …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Upper Stage Engine for ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket

United Launch Alliance has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide an upper stage engine technology to help power ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. The space launch company said Friday Aerojet Rocketdyne will build RL10 propulsion systems and develop an RL10C-X variant as part of a 10-year partnership agreement between the companies. “Key determining factors to …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Lockheed-Built Air Force Missile Warning Satellite

Aerojet Rocketdyne provided a range of propulsion products to support the launch of the U.S. Air Force‘s fourth Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket on Friday. An Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-60A solid rocket strap-on motor powered the Atlas V’s Centaur upper stage to transport the Space Based …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Help Send NOAA Weather Satellite Into Orbit

Two Aerojet Rocketdyne-built engines helped power United Launch Alliance‘s  Delta II rocket that launched a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite into space. The RS-27A engine generated 237,000 pounds of thrust to lift the rocket carrying NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 and the AJ10-118K upper-stage engine produced 10,000 pounds of thrust to insert the payload …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Boeing Perform Tech Maturation Work on Ground-Based ICBM Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne will offer propulsion system support to help Boeing conduct technology maturation and risk reduction work for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent acquisition program. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday that the GBSD program looks to create a replacement for the U.S. military’s current Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile units. Boeing received a …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne-Built Propulsion Systems Help Launch NASA Space Comms Satellite

Aerojet Rocketdyne supplied the propulsion systems for United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket that launched a Boeing-built communications satellite Friday to join NASA‘s Space Network. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop Atlas V equipped with six helium pressurization tanks, an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine and …

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