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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

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

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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Reuters: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Air Force Hold Engine Funding Discussions

The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are currently in discussions about potential financing of the company’s proposed domestic substitute for the Russian RD-180 rocket engine, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal writes Aerojet Rocketdyne projected it can finish its AR-1 system development by 2019 if the military branch allots enough funds for the effort. The …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Makes 3-D Printed Orion Nozzle Components; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has used 3-D printing technology to produce 12 nozzle extensions for installation onboard the Orion spacecraft’s crew module reaction control system. “These components are the first additively manufactured parts we have provided for the Orion spacecraft,” Julie Van Kleeck, vice president of advanced space and launch programs at …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Orion Spacecraft Subsystem Design Review; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed the critical design review on the Orion spacecraft’s jettison motor and crew module reaction control system. Aerojet Rocketdyne will kick off the production of hardware for installation into the Orion spacecraft in preparation for the Exploration Mission-1, the company said Friday. “Astronaut safety is paramount and …

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Dynetics, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test Rocket Engine’s 3D-Printed Gas Generator Injector Under SLS Program; David King Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Dynetics have completed a second hot-fire test on the F-1 rocket engine’s gas generator at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The companies carried out the test series under the Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction contract that aims to reduce risks in rocket boosters for the Space Launch System …

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