Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

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.

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., June 4, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed assembly of its first AR-22 rocket engine built for Boeing (NYSE:BA) as part of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane program.

REDMOND, Wash., May 24, 2018 – Maneuvering thrusters supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne guided Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to its ninth successful berthing to the International Space Station May 24. The Cygnus arrived three days after being launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia.

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