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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support Northrop’s Ground-Based ICBM Risk Reduction Work

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support Northrop's Ground-Based ICBM Risk Reduction Work - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne will provide propulsion system support to aid Northrop Grumman‘s technology maturation and risk reduction efforts under the U.S. Air Force‘s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program. Sacramento, California-based Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it will study propulsion options and develop early designs that meet Northrop’s ICBM configurations. The Air Force …

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Aerospace Engineering Vet Doug Jones Joins Asteroid Mining Firm Deep Space Industries

Aerospace Engineering Vet Doug Jones Joins Asteroid Mining Firm Deep Space Industries - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Doug Jones, former chief test engineer at rocket engine manufacturer XCOR Aerospace, has joined asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries as director of propulsion systems. DSI said Tuesday Jones, who has years of experience in aerospace engineering, will lead efforts to develop new propulsion technology for small spacecraft that will support deep space exploration. …

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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support CubeSat ‘Green’ Propulsion System Maturity

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NASA has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to support the technology maturity of a CubeSat “green” propulsion system that works to boost maneuverability, safety and performance compared with systems using traditional hydrazine propellants. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday the AF-M315E green propellant for the MPS-130 propulsion system serves to drive CubeSat and SmallSat development in terms of mission life extension, architecture resiliency …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne-Sierra Nevada Team to Perform Deep Space Habitat Architectural Study

Aerojet Rocketdyne-Sierra Nevada Team to Perform Deep Space Habitat Architectural Study - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada Corp. have partnered to conduct an architectural study for a deep space habitat system. Sierra Nevada is one of the six contractors selected by NASA to perform research and development work on prototypes of habitation systems under the agency's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership-2 program. “We …

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Raytheon Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne as Weapon Propulsion Tech Supplier; Taylor Lawrence Comments

Raytheon Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne as Weapon Propulsion Tech Supplier; Taylor Lawrence Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne has agreed to supply propulsion and energetic systems for Raytheon‘s major weapon programs under a strategic sourcing agreement between the two companies. Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne also aim to jointly chase affordability programs in the government sector through 2019 as part of their partnership, Raytheon said Tuesday. “This landmark agreement is an important …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: C4ISR Sector Should Address RPA Technology Gaps

General Atomics' Chris Pehrson: C4ISR Sector Should Address RPA Technology Gaps - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Chris Pehrson, a senior executive at General Atomics, has told Bloomberg Government that the vast amounts of intelligence data that remotely piloted aircraft's sensors collect pose a challenge to the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sector. Pehrson said in an interview published Thursday that General Atomics' aeronautical systems business seeks …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event

An Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion system helped to launch a Orbital ATK-made Cygnus space vehicle onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket to transport cargo to the International Space Station. The OA-6 flight's launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Tuesday represents Orbital ATK's fifth cargo delivery mission to the ISS under the company’s Commercial …

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Army Taps Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne for Multiple-Launch Rocket Motor Testing Contracts

Army Taps Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne for Multiple-Launch Rocket Motor Testing Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Army has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne an $18.8 million contract and Orbital ATK a $17.8 million contract to help validate insensitive-munition rocket motors for the Guided Multiple-Launch Rocket System. The Defense Department said Friday the two companies will support integration and qualification testing of MLRS propulsion systems and components …

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Rolls-Royce Lands $64M Navy Aircraft Propulsion Systems Logistics Contract

Rolls-Royce Lands $64M Navy Aircraft Propulsion Systems Logistics Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rolls-Royce has received a $64.5 million contract modification to provide logistics supplies and services for the U.S. Navy's Lockheed Martin-built KC-130J aircraft propulsion systems. Rolls-Royce will transport the AE2100D3 turboprop engine, R391 propeller system, quick engine change kit and propulsion components to the Navy and Kuwait under a foreign military sales …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA to Collaborate on CubeSat Propulsion System Development

Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA to Collaborate on CubeSat Propulsion System Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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