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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission

An Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion system helped to launch a Orbital ATK-made Cygnus space vehicle onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket to transport cargo to the International Space Station. The OA-6 flight’s launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Tuesday represents Orbital ATK’s fifth cargo delivery mission to the ISS under the company’s Commercial …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Powers Lockheed Missile in Army Test

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An Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion system has supported Lockheed Martin‘s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missile during a U.S. Army-led flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on Thursday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday its MSE propulsion system integrated on the PAC-3 MSE missile works to function as a rocket motor and provide …

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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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Army Taps Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne for Multiple-Launch Rocket Motor Testing Contracts

The U.S. Army has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne an $18.8 million contract and Orbital ATK a $17.8 million contract to help validate insensitive-munition rocket motors for the Guided Multiple-Launch Rocket System. The Defense Department said Friday the two companies will support integration and qualification testing of MLRS propulsion systems and components …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Chooses Dynetics for Prototype Engine Propulsion, Ignition System

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has selected Dynetics to further assist in the development of a new rocket engine intended to replace the Russian-made RD-180 currently used by the U.S. military to launch defense and national security space assets. Dynetics has participated in the AR1 development team over the past 18 months and will supply the engine’s main …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Lands Air Force Contract for ICBM Hardware Demonstration Support

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential two-year, $3 million contract to perform studies and hardware demonstration in support of the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile platform. The service branch awarded the contract as part of the ICBM Demonstration and Validation Post Boost Program, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday. The …

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