Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Completes Key Test in Support of MDA Medium Range Ballistic Missile Target Program

YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, Ariz., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace, Inc. announced that it recently completed a successful test, known as the Iron Bird Mission, of an air launch extraction and descent system as part of a contract to provide a new Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

Aerojet Rocketdyne Breaks Ground on Large Solid Rocket Motor Development Facility as Expansion in Arkansas Continues

CAMDEN, Ark., April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senior Aerojet Rocketdyne officials joined Arkansas State and local leaders to break ground today on the latest facility in a continuing expansion of the company’s Camden, Arkansas, solid rocket motor center of excellence.

3-D Printed RL10C-X Prototype Rocket Engine Soars Through Initial Round of Testing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 8, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed initial testing of a nearly flight-weight and production-ready configuration of its next generation RL10C-X upper-stage rocket engine that contains major components produced with the company’s industry-leading 3-D printing technology. The successful series of tests confirmed that the 3-D printed components performed as expected when integrated into a complete, full-scale engine system.

Ensuring NASA’s Space Launch System Has the Propulsion It Needs

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., April 4, 2019 – With today’s successful 500-second hot-fire test of Engine 2062 at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed acceptance testing of all 16 RS-25 engines and flight controllers needed to support the first four flights of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The final flight controller was tested on Engine 2062, which is slated to fly on the second mission of SLS, the first crewed mission.

Second Set of Aerojet Rocketdyne Lithium-Ion Batteries Successfully Integrated into International Space Station

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 1, 2019 – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station completed the installation of six new Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries to provide electric power to the station and crew during two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs). The four-year process of replacing the station’s outdated nickel hydrogen (Ni-H2) batteries with higher-efficiency Li-Ion batteries will be spread out over eight EVAs, four of which have been successfully completed.