Aerojet Rocketdyne News

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Electric Propulsion Technical Committee at the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics for its contribution to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-1 (AEHF-1) Rescue Team. The team, which included two other aerospace companies and the U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 18, 2014 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, was recently awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office for large-scale additive manufacturing development and demonstration.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, supported the launch of the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite into orbit - the fifth launch in six weeks.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, completed its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) commitment in support of Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft that will help open a new era of spaceflight and carry people to low-Earth orbit from American soil once again.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company (NYSE:GY), announced today that it completed development testing of a flight-like Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for an innovative "pusher" launch abort system on The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, continued its role as a major propulsion supplier to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program by successfully placing a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. government.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract under the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Propulsion Applications Program (PAP) to demonstrate a Medium Class Stage III motor with propulsion technologies that are applicable to multiple future common strategic propulsion systems.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role in successfully placing NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft on its journey to determine how the loss of atmospheric gas may have changed the Martian climate over time.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today the recent signing of a multi-year master agreement with Storeroom Solutions, Inc. (SSI) to deploy a flexible, integrated supply chain service model for all maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) material requirements across the enterprise.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its rockets and thrusters were instrumental in today’s launch of the U.S. Air Force’s orbital test vehicle.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced at its leadership training event on Wednesday, Dec. 5, that more than 120 Aerojet executives and managers from around the country assembled dozens of care packages for U.S. troops as part of a team building exercise.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Technical Principal Dr. Gary Luke was presented with the R.B. Young Technical Innovation Award at an award ceremony held Monday night, Dec. 3, in Luke’s honor.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today the signing of a multi-year master agreement with Arrow Electronics. The agreement covers procurement of approximately 65 percent of Aerojet’s electronic component requirements.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has once again achieved one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 2, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Carlton Brewer has been appointed as site executive for its Huntsville, Ala. location.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its new scalable effects warhead was successfully demonstrated on Lockheed Martin’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) rocket today during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has successfully completed a major milestone in the development of a ground demonstrator for the Next Generation Engine (NGE) program. Aerojet, along with its partner Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped launch a new era of planetary exploration by providing propulsion for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission that lifted off today on a scientific endeavor to the red planet.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, celebrates NASA’s recent announcement that Voyager 1 has reached a point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that over the next few months it will expand its presence in the Huntsville community by hiring 25 local engineers.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the successful launch of the MICHIBIKI satellite aboard the H-2A launch vehicle out of the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it shipped the last F-22 Raptor forward boom to The Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash. This completed the 10th lot of a procurement that spanned 17 years in support of the Boeing/Lockheed Martin/U.S. Air Force team.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its high-power Hall Thruster Propulsion System (HTPS) has successfully initiated operation on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle #1 (SV#1) that was launched on an Atlas V rocket on Aug.14.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in today's successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket carrying the Intelsat-14 commercial communications satellite. The launch services by ULA were performed on behalf of Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2009 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines have supported STS-129’s on-orbit operations and docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis lifted off Monday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2009 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, under contract to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), recently completed ground testing of an advanced Scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) engine combustor demonstrating a new thermal management approach.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been awarded a NASA MSFC contract to continue the innovative multi-circuit liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen injector development. This funding is part of the Propulsion and Cryogenic Advanced Development (PCAD) project of the Exploration Technology Development Program (ETDP).

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2009 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that today the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force achieved its second ballistic missile intercept using a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA missile.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2008 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its 150-lbf thrust high performance storable bipropellant engine demonstrated a specific impulse of 333.5 seconds at its Redmond, Wash. facility.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2008 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the Nulka Active Missile Decoy System, which uses Aerojet’s solid rocket motor, has reached the 100th installation milestone on a U.S. Navy ship.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2008 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has completed production and delivery of 3,178 TOW Bunker Buster Warhead Assemblies to Raytheon Missile Systems.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2008 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, used its propulsion to assist in the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch of its 15-day mission to deliver additional equipment and supplies to the International Space Station for resident crew expansion.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2008 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its second-stage engine helped power the launch of the COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation (Cosmo-3) mission.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2007

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide additional forward boom ship sets, worth $62M over a three-year period, for the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Glenn Mahone is joining Aerojet as its executive director of Strategic Communications. He will be located at Aerojet in Washington, D.C., reporting to John Schumacher, vice president Washington office.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently conducted a critical static fire test of an innovative, low-cost large booster in support of the U.S. Navy's Submarine Launched Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (SLIRBM) demonstration.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its booster launched the seventh successful interceptor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) flight test program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently completed ground testing of an advanced flight-weight combustor for the Dual Combustion Ramjet engine (DCR) on the DARPA/Navy/Boeing HyFly (Hypersonic Flight) program.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2006 Aerojet’s liquid second stage engine helped power the United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle and its satellite payload in a launch today from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

The Delta II vehicle, known as the workhorse of the launch industry in its payload class, carried a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2006 Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, announced today the company was selected to negotiate a contract award totaling $109 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate (AFRLPR)at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. to develop a new hydrocarbon booster engine technology demonstrator for Air Force launch systems.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2006 -- Aerojet’s liquid second-stage engine helped power the Boeing Delta II launch vehicle and its Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite into orbit today for the U.S. Air Force from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2006 -- Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, provided the propulsion systems for NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) mission launched last night from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. aboard a Boeing Company Delta II rocket.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2006 -- Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, announced today a contract award from U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs to provide an affordable boost motor demonstrator for the Submarine Launched Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (SLIRBM) concept. The contract is valued at $4.96 million.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2005

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 23, 2005 -- Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, successfully demonstrated its boost motor capabilities for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile Tuesday in a developmental flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – November 22, 2005 – GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) today announced that J. Scott Neish will become president of Aerojet-General Corporation (Aerojet), and an officer of GenCorp effective December 1, 2005. Mr. Neish is currently Aerojet’s executive vice president, a role he has held since earlier this year.

Sixth Successful Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Takes Place Over the Pacific

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2005 -- Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) company, has been awarded a contract with Raytheon Missile Systems to assemble, qualify and produce TOW Bunker Buster warheads. Aerojet's contract is valued at more than $8 million.

50th Anniversary and Final California Launch Site

 

 

 

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