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Aerojet Rocketdyne Hands THAAD Missile Booster Motor, Control System to MDA; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne Hands THAAD Missile Booster Motor, Control System to MDA; Eileen Drake Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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 Test Fires Aerojet Rocketdyne Engine for Space Launch System; Eileen Drake Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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

Army Taps Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne for Multiple-Launch Rocket Motor Testing Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop High-Power Electric Propulsion System for NASA; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a more than $6.5 million contract to mature a high-power electric propulsion system for NASA‘s advanced exploration systems division. The company Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it will work with the University of Michigan, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Silicon Turnkey Solutions to develop a 100-kilowatt hall thruster …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Hybrid Power Generation Tech for US Military

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted field tests on a power generation system designed to help U.S. deployed troops to produce electricity out of surplus materials. The company said Thursday its Rocket Shop defense advanced programs unit developed the Hybrid Renewable Multifuel Power Generator for the U.S. Navy‘s Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA to Collaborate on CubeSat Propulsion System Development

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA have formed a partnership to further development work on a propulsion system designed for CubeSats and other types of nanosatellites. Aerojet Rocketdyne will work to integrate a green propellant called AF-M315E with the MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion platform under NASA's Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program, the …

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Air Force Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne to Work on 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Qualification Standards

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Aerojet Rocketdyne will work with the U.S. Air Force develop standards for the qualification of 3-D printed rocket engine components under a $6 million contract awarded as part of the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation broad agency announcement. The company said Tuesday it will work to leverage its experience with additive manufacturing processes and technologies …

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USAF Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne, Orbital ATK, Northrop for Engine Tech Research Services

USAF Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne, Orbital ATK, Northrop for Engine Tech Research Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Orbital ATK and Northrop Grumman have received contracts worth a combined $14.5 million to help the U.S. Air Force explore new methods for production of rocket engine technology, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Air Force on Wednesday awarded $6 million to Aerojet Rocketdyne, $5.4 million to Northrop and $3.1 million to Orbital …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help NASA Further Monopropellant Thruster Devt; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA have forged a public-private partnership to further the development of the space agency’s monopropellant thruster prior to the technology’s transition to commercial production. The 1-Newton GR-1 monopropellant thruster uses a green propellant called AF-M315E, and Aerojet will work to mature the system design for commercial and …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Concludes AR1 Engine Tech Design Assessment; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished a design review of its engine offering to power United Launch Alliance rockets such as Atlas V and Vulcan as well as other launcher platforms for national security satellites of the U.S. The company designed and proposed its AR1 technology as a potential alternative to the Russian-built RD-180 engine that ULA uses …

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