Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

STENNIS, Miss., July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully fired its AR-22 booster rocket engine an unprecedented 10 times in 240 hours at NASA Stennis Space Center, demonstrating the feasibility of rapidly recycling the engine to enable a reusable launch vehicle capable of high-tempo, aircraft-like flight operations.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently passed a key milestone in preparation for the Ascent Abort Test (AA-2) next year with the successful casting of the Jettison Motor for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System (LAS).

El Segundo, Calif., June 25, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne is pleased to announce an expansion of its existing advanced engine development agreement with the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to develop the upper-stage RL10C-X engine and continue the AR1 booster engine development program through production of the first engine.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing a series of hot-fire tests of an advanced, next-generation RL10 engine thrust chamber design that was built almost entirely using additive manufacturing; commonly known as 3-D printing.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a $2.6 million Phase I contract by the Office of Naval Research to develop a prototype torpedo propulsion system under the agency’s Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) program. The primary goal of the program is to improve the engine efficiency of the U.S. Navy’s MK48 Heavyweight Torpedo.

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