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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Electric Propulsion System Power Processing Unit for NASA

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests on a power processing unit for an electric propulsion system that the company currently developed for NASA. The company said Thursday it tested the Advanced Electric Propulsion System‘s power processing unit at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, together with the agency’s technology development unit …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1 Rocket Engine Preburner

Aerojet Rocketdyne has run hot-fire tests to validate the design of the AR1 rocket engine’s preburner. The company said Thursday the preburner will help drive the turbomachinery of AR1 engine and was built through modern techniques such as three-dimensional printing. Julie Van Kleeck, vice president of advanced space and launch programs and strategy at Aerojet …

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Orbital ATK Tests Antares Rocket’s Updated First Stage Propulsion System

Orbital ATK has performed a hot-fire test on the updated first stage propulsion system of the Antares rocket with RD-181 main engines at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. NASA said Wednesday the test sought to assess the performance of the integrated first stage — including new engines, modified Stage 1 core, avionics, thrust vector control and pad fueling systems — in …

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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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NASA Puts Space Launch System Engine Through 1st Hot-Fire Test

NASA has completed an initial, 500-second hot-fire test on the RS-25 engine for Boeing‘s Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for the rocket’s future missions to deep space. The space agency said Friday its engineers checked the inlet pressure conditions and engine controller unit and will continue with further tests …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Wraps Up Latest Tests on 3D-Printed CubeSat Propulsion System

Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded a series of tests on a three-dimensional printed propulsion system to check engine throughput and propellant tank expulsions as the program moved forward to the qualification phase. The company said Monday it conducted a hot-fire test of the hydrazine integrated propulsion system on the MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System to demonstrate functions that meet Technology …

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