SACRAMENTO, Calif., (July 10, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) is playing a critical role in the historic flyby of Pluto and its five known moons with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled nearly three billion miles in just under 10 years to reach the dwarf planet.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., (July 9, 2015) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has successfully built and tested a prototype system designed to improve the way power is delivered from the solar arrays to the high-power electric thrusters on Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) spacecraft.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne’s (NYSE:AJRD) improved XR‑5 Hall Thruster (designated XR‑5A) has successfully completed initial on-orbit validation testing on the unmanned X‑37 space plane, which is presently on its fourth mission in space.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) recently was awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver XR‑5 Hall Effect and MR‑510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems, as well as monopropellant rocket engines for the modernized A2100 satellite.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) and NASA Stennis Space Center signed a Space Act Agreement for test services and test stand support of the AR1 multi-element pre-burner and main injector. Currently in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne, the AR1 engine is a replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 engines that power the Atlas V launch vehicle.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., – (June 8, 2015) – Easton Development Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced today that escrow has closed for the land transaction previously announced on March 4, 2015, to WestLand Capital Partners L.P.
SPARKS, Nev. (June 1, 2015) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Steven W. Lindsey, senior director of Space Exploration Systems at SNC’s Space Systems, on his induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (June 1, 2015) - Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) welcomes two new engineering interns for the summer of 2015, Jason Sebring and Rocky Powers, both Mechanical Engineering majors attending the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. They were selected from a competitive field of highly qualified candidates.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., (May 28, 2015) – NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden visited the Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) facility in Canoga Park, California today to review the company’s unique capabilities and see first-hand how its employees are making a journey to Mars possible.