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Aerojet Rocketdyne Ships Mars 2020 Rover Power Generator to DOE Lab

Aerojet Rocketdyne and its partner Teledyne have delivered an electric generator system that would help power NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to an Energy Department facility. The Idaho National Laboratory will fuel, test and evaluate the flight readiness of the the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. MMRTG is designed to convert plutonium-238 heat …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Hot-Fire Tests of Tactical Booster Motor; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded two hot-fire tests of air-launch motors at the Air Force Research Laboratory, under the firm’s advanced tactical booster program. The company said Monday it designed the solid rocket motors to simulate extreme cold- and hot-soak launch conditions. The tested motors demonstrated the capacity to accelerate vehicles …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests New In-Space Engine for Future Lunar Operations; Eileen Drake Comments

Sacramento, Calif.-based firm Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a new in-space engine that will potentially be used for future robotic operations on the moon. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday the ISE-100 engine accumulated 75 individual tests, 774 pulses and over 500 seconds of hot-fire time during the evaluation period. ISE-100 will now …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Upper Stage Engine for ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket

United Launch Alliance has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide an upper stage engine technology to help power ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. The space launch company said Friday Aerojet Rocketdyne will build RL10 propulsion systems and develop an RL10C-X variant as part of a 10-year partnership agreement between the companies. “Key determining factors to …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Crew Module Engines for Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft

Aerojet Rocketdyne has produced and delivered engines that Boeing will integrate into spacecraft the latter company is building under NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing will install MR-104J engines on the CST-100 Starliner crew module inside the  Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday. Each Starliner capsule …

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NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test Main Engine Controller for Orion-SLS Crewed Flight

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have tested the fourth and last engine controller for the first crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System rocket, called Exploration Mission-2. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday its RS-25 engine was test fired for 365 seconds to qualify the engine controller, which works to facilitate communications between …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Lockheed-Built Air Force Missile Warning Satellite

Aerojet Rocketdyne provided a range of propulsion products to support the launch of the U.S. Air Force‘s fourth Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket on Friday. An Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-60A solid rocket strap-on motor powered the Atlas V’s Centaur upper stage to transport the Space Based …

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Air Force Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne for Solid Rocket Booster Tech IDIQ

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has won a potential five-year, $20 million contract to develop solid rocket booster technology as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s efforts to address technical requirements for future propulsion systems. The service branch can use the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to order solid rocket motors for tactical, strategic or spacecraft engines, the Defense Department …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Equipment Supports NRO Natl Defense Payload Launch

Aerojet Rocketdyne supplied equipment to support the deployment of a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite which flew onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket. The NROL-47 national defense mission satellite was launched with the help of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-developed RS-68A booster engine, RL10B-2 upper stage engine, 14 helium pressurization tanks and …

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