Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today that its monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) to a successful landing on the red planet at 10:32 p.m. PT on Aug. 5, 2012. The much-anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, completed a Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) mission concept study for NASA Glenn Research Center that demonstrated the ability to reduce the mission cost for NASA Human Exploration cargo missions by more than 50 percent through the use of existing flight-proven SEP systems.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet-General Corporation, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Warren M. Boley, Jr., will be joining Aerojet as its President, effective August 20, 2012. Boley succeeds Scott J. Seymour, Aerojet President since January 2010, who will continue in his role as GenCorp President and Chief Executive Officer.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY), headquartered in Sacramento, California, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) from United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) for $550 million.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp company (NYSE: GY), announced today that it was one of a number of firms selected to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).