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Aerojet Rocketdyne Conducts Test on Jettison Motor for NASA Orion Spacecraft

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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

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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne-Sierra Nevada Team to Perform Deep Space Habitat Architectural Study

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada Corp. have partnered to conduct an architectural study for a deep space habitat system. Sierra Nevada is one of the six contractors selected by NASA to perform research and development work on prototypes of habitation systems under the agency's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership-2 program. “We …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Power System for Sierra Nevada’s ISS Transportation Spacecraft

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Sierra Nevada Corporation has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to provide an electrical power system for the former’s Dream Chaser commercial spacecraft designated by NASA to transport cargo to and from the International Space Station. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday it will design, create, test and install the electrical power system onto Dream Chaser as …

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

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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 Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Reaction Control System Engines Through Hot-Fire Test

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of hot-fire tests on three reaction control system engines for the propulsion system of Boeing‘s Crew Space Transportation-100 service module. The CST-100 Starliner engines were tested up to 4,000 pulses and 1,600 seconds at NASA‘s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne president …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes 119th Booster Engine Acceptance Test

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted another acceptance test on the RS-68A, a liquid-fueled booster engine that propels United Launch Alliance‘s Delta IV launch vehicle. The company’s Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test administered the three-minute hot-fire test on the engine at NASA‘s Stennis Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday. The …

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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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Raytheon Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne as Weapon Propulsion Tech Supplier; Taylor Lawrence Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has agreed to supply propulsion and energetic systems for Raytheon‘s major weapon programs under a strategic sourcing agreement between the two companies. Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne also aim to jointly chase affordability programs in the government sector through 2019 as part of their partnership, Raytheon said Tuesday. “This landmark agreement is an important …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, Space Systems Loral Products Reach Centennial Milestones

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and commercial satellites manufacturer Space Systems Loral have achieved centennial milestones for their respective products. SSL sent to space its 100th SSL 1300-based satellite and Aerojet completed 100 bipropellant apogee thrusters for those 100 satellites, the latter company said Wednesday. Aerojet also produced the 100th high-performance apogee thruster for SSL's …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Solar Farm Receives Environmental Award From Arkansas Gov’t

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has become the first recipient of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality TECHe Award for its solar farm at the Highland Industrial Business Park in East Camden. The TECHe award was- presented by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and ADEQ Director Becky Keogh to recognize the company’s efforts to develop environmentally-friendly technology, the company said …

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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne for $67M Solar Electric Propulsion System Devt Contract; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential $67 million contract to develop an electric propulsion system for integration with NASA's Solar Electric Propulsion space vehicles. The company said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract was awarded under the Advanced Electric Propulsion System program and covers development and qualification work on five 12.5-kilowatt Hall thruster …

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Arjun Kampani to Join Aerojet Rocketdyne as VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has appointed Arjun Kampani to serve as the company’s vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary beginning April 11. Kampani, who previously held the same roles at General Dynamics‘ land systems unit, will bring almost 20 years of legal, advisory and business leadership experience in the aerospace and defense sector, Aerojet Rocketdyne …

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