Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2010

(Dulles, VA 24 February 2010) -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) and Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company — two of the world’s leading space technology corporations — today announced the initiation of the AJ26 rocket engine testing process for Orbital’s Taurus® II medium-class launch vehicle with the delivery of a “pathfinder” engine to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that ESA Spacecraft PR6-2011 (Johannes Kepler) – the second of five European Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) – successfully launched aboard the European expendable launch system, Ariane 5, out of Kourou in French Guiana.

 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the positioning of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite which was launched aboard the Atlas V on Feb. 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Endeavour’s (STS-130) on-orbit operations and docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Endeavour lifted off on Feb. 8 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked with the ISS this morning.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today that the companies completed a kinetic warhead System Integration Test (SIT) for the Standard Missile-3 Block IB (SM-3 Blk IB) missile, verifying the ability of the kinetic warhead to detect, track and engage a ballistic missile target.