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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 Finishes AR1 Engine Design Review

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a critical design review of the company-built AR1 rocket engine. The company said Monday it aims to obtain flight certification for the AR1 technology in 2019 to help the Defense Department move away from foreign-made engines. Independent government and industry experts attended the review, which assessed whether AR1’s design meets performance requirements ahead of full-scale …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1 Rocket Engine Preburner

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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Power System for Sierra Nevada’s ISS Transportation Spacecraft

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Sierra Nevada Corporation has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to provide an electrical power system for the former’s Dream Chaser commercial spacecraft designated by NASA to transport cargo to and from the International Space Station. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday it will design, create, test and install the electrical power system onto Dream Chaser as …

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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne for $67M Solar Electric Propulsion System Devt Contract; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential $67 million contract to develop an electric propulsion system for integration with NASA's Solar Electric Propulsion space vehicles. The company said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract was awarded under the Advanced Electric Propulsion System program and covers development and qualification work on five 12.5-kilowatt Hall thruster …

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

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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes PowerTrain Propulsion System Testing; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed testing of a propulsion system prototype that intends to improve the delivery of solar array-derived power to the electric propulsion thruster components on board a spacecraft. The company said Thursday the PowerTrain Solar Electric Propulsion platform has a power tracking tool and power conditioning breadboard components …

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Julie Van Kleeck: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Army, AF Develop Green Propellants

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a three-year contract to help the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force conduct research and development work on sustainable propulsion technology for rockets, missiles, and divert and attitude control systems. The company said Tuesday it will work with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Medical Command, and Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and …

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