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Aerojet Rocketdyne Unveils Missile Tech Integration & Test Hub in Florida

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Aerojet Rocketdyne on Friday inaugurated a facility for missile technology integration and testing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida shortly after the rocket manufacturer completed its acquisition of the Coleman Aerospace business from L3 Technologies. Coleman Aerospace and economic development agency Space Florida collaborated to renovate the Space Coast Integration …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1, RS-25 Engines at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of tests on its AR1 liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system and RS-25 liquid propellant engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. AR1 recorded the highest chamber pressure of any U.S. developed main combustion system during firing tests that evaluated the performance and design parameters of the engine’s injector, …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Lands NASA Glenn Award for Work on Ion Rocket Propulsion System

NASA‘s Glenn Research Center has named Aerojet Rocketdyne the “Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year” for the company’s development of the gridded ion thruster system for the Next Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial propulsion technology. The aerospace and defense firm said Monday its work on the system is part of an $18 million contract from 2015 for …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Manufacture AR1 Rocket Engine in Huntsville, Alabama

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has decided to build its AR1 rocket engine technology in Huntsville, Alabama, and create as many as 100 jobs to support production work. The company said Monday it is developing AR1 to help end U.S. dependence on foreign-made engines for national security and civil space launch programs. Eileen Drake, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne, said Huntsville is …

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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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Boeing’s Matthew Jones, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Susan Nelson Join CompTIA Space Enterprise Council

CompTIA has appointed Matthew Jones, director of C4ISR and advanced technology and government operations at Boeing, as chair of the technology industry association’s space enterprise council. Susan Nelson, director of government affairs and Washington operations at Aerojet Rocketdyne, will serve as vice chair of SEC, CompTIA said Thursday. “Under Matt and …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, DOE Partner to Advance Rotating Detonation Engine Tech for Natural Gas-Fueled Power Plants

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Energy Department‘s National Energy Technology Laboratory will continue to develop air-breathing rotating detonation engine technology intended for natural gas-fueled power plants under a $6.8 million follow-on cooperative agreement. The new agreement comes under the second phase of a DOE program that seeks to build on Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s RED development efforts with University …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Propellant Valves for Boeing CST-100 Service Module

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of hot-fire tests on two launch abort engines that include new propellant valves for the propulsion system of Boeing‘s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner service module. The tests were conducted in Mojave Desert, California to validate the fuel valve and oxidizer valve’s capacity to regulate propellant flow and …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Initial Propulsion Hardware Set Delivery for Boeing’s CST-100 Service Module

Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the initial set of propulsion system hardware to Boeing for integration with the latter’s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner spacecraft service module. The hardware set includes starboard manifold assemblies and low-pressure port designed to distribute helium and move the propellants through the service module’s thrusters and engines, Aerojet Rocketdyne …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Hydrocarbon Boost Tech for Air Force; Shawn Phillips Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a full-scale component test for a rocket engine the company is developing with the U.S. Air Force as part of efforts to end the nation’s reliance on Russian technology for satellite launch missions. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a major component in the Air Force’s Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion engine development initiative, underwent its …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Conducts Test on Jettison Motor for NASA Orion Spacecraft

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a third development jettison motor built to support the launch abort system of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft at the company’s Rancho Cordova, California facility. The company said Wednesday its jettison motor will be integrated alongside an attitude control and abort motor on the spacecraft’s next test flight called Exploration Mission-1 which covers travel of about 40,000 miles beyond …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests SLS Engine at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed additional tests on a development engine for a NASA launch vehicle at the Stennis Space Center to check the engine’s capacity to withstand a challenging operational environment. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday the RS-25 engine dubbed 0528 that NASA will use for the Space Launch System ran for 420 seconds on power levels that …

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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support CubeSat ‘Green’ Propulsion System Maturity

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NASA has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to support the technology maturity of a CubeSat “green” propulsion system that works to boost maneuverability, safety and performance compared with systems using traditional hydrazine propellants. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday the AF-M315E green propellant for the MPS-130 propulsion system serves to drive CubeSat and SmallSat development in terms of mission life extension, architecture resiliency …

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