Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Powered by Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion, OSIRIS-REx’s long-awaited approach of Asteroid Bennu has officially begun. With the asteroid now in sight, the spacecraft’s onboard thrusters will begin to conduct a number of approach maneuvers to match Bennu’s orbital velocity to prepare for arrival on Dec. 3.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne and Northrop Grumman together recently achieved a significant milestone with the successful completion of electric propulsion orbit acquisition operations on the Al Yah 3 GEOStar-3 spacecraft.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace and defense products, announced today plans to expand its Southern Arkansas facility near Camden, where the company manufactures solid rocket motors and warheads critical to national defense.

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With NASA Administrator James “Jim” Bridenstine in attendance, Aerojet Rocketdyne marked a significant milestone in efforts to reduce costs on the RS-25 engine that powers NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), today at NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Aug. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a big assist from Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now on its way to humankind’s closest encounter ever with a star – in this case our solar system’s sun.