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Aerojet Rocketdyne Secures DARPA Propulsion Tech Development Contract

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential two-year, $13.4M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop propulsion systems for a ground-launched tactical weapon platform. The contract was awarded in support of DARPA’s Operational Fires program that aims to build new mobile missile technologies, the company said Tuesday. The OpFires …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Receives Remaining Flight Controller Order for Initial SLS Flights

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received its remaining order of RS-25 engine flight controllers for the first four flights of the Space Launch System from Honeywell. Aerojet said Wednesday it now has 18 flight controllers in its inventory at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The controllers allows rocket communication while moderating engine thrust intensity …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA Conduct Second Evaluation of RS-25 Engine; Eileen Drake Quoted

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed a second ground-based assessment of an engine controller for the Space Launch System exploration rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the RS-25 engine underwent eight minutes of test firing as part of an effort to verify its flight readiness and the performance of its modified components. The engine features modernized …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sierra Nevada Complete Solar Electric Propulsion Concept Study; Eileen Drake Quoted

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada Corp. have concluded a four-month study that focused on modifying advanced solar electric propulsion vehicle concepts for future human exploration missions and deep space habitation. Sacramento, Calif.-based Aerojet said Wednesday it supplemented Sierra Nevada’s Lunar Gateway concept with an SEP module for the Power and Propulsion …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Electric Propulsion Tech for NASA’s Deep Space Plans

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed an early systems integration test of an electric propulsion technology designed to help NASA conduct deep space missions in the near future. The company said Tuesday it developed a 13-kilowatt Hall thruster string as part of the space agency’s Advanced Electric Propulsion System program and demonstrated the subsystem’s power …

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