Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently took delivery of the remaining flight controllers that serve as the brains of the RS-25 engines. All flight controllers for the first four flights of the Space Launch System (SLS) are now located at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s facility at NASA Stennis.

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed qualification testing for the enhanced reaction control thruster system for NASA’s Orion crew vehicle, helping to clear the way for the Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft’s second test flight, and first mission to cislunar space, called Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that its propulsion systems supported a key intercept test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile.

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion continues to support the Air Force’s protected communications satellite network, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, with the successful launch of the fourth satellite of its constellation on October 17. The Lockheed Martin-built AEHF-4 will join its predecessors in providing critical connectivity for U.S. Armed Forces and military operations. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion is present on both AEHF-4 and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that launched the spacecraft.

NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER, HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tested a new dual-mode ramjet/scramjet (DMRJ) engine. When combined with a gas turbine engine as part of a turbine-based combined cycle propulsion (TBCC) system, this engine may provide the capability to propel a vehicle from a standstill into the hypersonic flight regime of Mach 5 or higher and back again.