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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 Secures Air Force Funds to Continue Booster Engine Development Work

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a $22.7 million contract modification for the development of a reusable oxidizer rich staged combustion cycle booster engine designed to use liquid oxygen baseline propellants. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification will increase cumulative value of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s contract to $218.4 million. Services under the contract include booster engine design, …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Starts Manufacturing Facility Construction in Alabama

Aerojet Rocketdyne held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The 136,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Facility is scheduled to start operations in late 2019 and will support the production of various aerospace platforms as well as additive manufacturing work, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. The company will also conduct advanced rocket propulsion research and …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support DARPA Propulsion System Dev’t & Test Program; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop and test a propulsion system as part of the Advanced Full Range Engine program that aims to realize reusable hydrocarbon propulsion technologies. AFRE looks to develop a propulsion system that could operate at up to hypersonic speed in an effort to …

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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 to Support Northrop’s Ground-Based ICBM Risk Reduction Work

Aerojet Rocketdyne will provide propulsion system support to aid Northrop Grumman‘s technology maturation and risk reduction efforts under the U.S. Air Force‘s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program. Sacramento, California-based Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it will study propulsion options and develop early designs that meet Northrop’s ICBM configurations. The Air Force …

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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Electric Propulsion System Power Processing Unit for NASA

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests on a power processing unit for an electric propulsion system that the company currently developed for NASA. The company said Thursday it tested the Advanced Electric Propulsion System‘s power processing unit at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, together with the agency’s technology development unit …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Joe Cassady: Solar Electric Propulsion Key to Sustainable Deep Space Architecture

Joe Cassady, executive director for space programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, has said the use of solar electric propulsion (SEP) systems for in-space transportation can help the U.S. government build a sustainable deep space architecture. Cassady told the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on space that SEP platforms can transfer cargo, habitats and payloads …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Main Propulsion System for DARPA-Boeing Spaceplane Project

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected to build the main propulsion system for a reusable hypersonic aircraft being developed by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency and Boeing. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday that it will produce two AR-22 engines using parts from previous versions of the space shuttle main engine that has remained in the company …

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