Tag Archives: Stennis Space Center

SpaceX Gets USAF Contract Modification to Continue Rocket Engine Tech Devt

Space Exploration Technologies has received a $40.8 million contract modification to further develop a rocket propulsion system prototype for the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The Defense Department said Thursday SpaceX will continue development of the Raptor engine technology through April 30, 2018, under the modification. USAF awarded the company a $61.4 million …

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Vencore to Conduct Oceanography R&D for Navy

Vencore has won a potential five-year, $22.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a research and development project that will focus on ocean dynamics and prediction oceanography. The service branch received multiple offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through a broad agency announcement from the Naval Research Laboratory and obligated $741,951 in working …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Main Propulsion System for DARPA-Boeing Spaceplane Project

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected to build the main propulsion system for a reusable hypersonic aircraft being developed by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency and Boeing. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday that it will produce two AR-22 engines using parts from previous versions of the space shuttle main engine that has remained in the company …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests 2nd SLS Flight Engine Controller Unit; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a second flight engine controller for its RS-25 rocket engine at NASA‘s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA will use the Aerojet Rocketdyne-made engine technology to power the Space Launch System as part of a planned unmanned space mission, the company said Tuesday. Eileen Drake, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne, said the RS-25 development and …

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Mississippi State University-Led Partnership to Oversee DHS Drone Demo Facility

The Department of Homeland Security has chosen a Mississippi State University-led partnership to advance research and development work on small unmanned aerial systems. The Mississippi Partnership will also oversee a sUAS demonstration facility in the state for DHS’ science and technology directorate to support flight exercises and assessment of drones …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1, RS-25 Engines at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of tests on its AR1 liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system and RS-25 liquid propellant engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. AR1 recorded the highest chamber pressure of any U.S. developed main combustion system during firing tests that evaluated the performance and design parameters of the engine’s injector, …

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RiverTech to Help NASA Secure Stennis Space Center

RiverTech LLC has received a potential $25.5 million contract from NASA to provide security services at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA said Saturday that RiverTech will work to protect physical infrastructure and personnel, manage access control, perform badging, handle 911-dispatch center and provide traffic control and locksmith services to the …

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