Advanced Electric Propulsion Thruster for NASA’s Gateway Achieves Full Power Demonstration

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA recently demonstrated an Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) thruster at full power for the first time, achieving an important program milestone. Aerojet Rocketdyne-developed AEPS thrusters are slated to be used on the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA’s Gateway, the agency’s orbiting lunar outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Perform Successfully During Boeing’s Starliner Pad Abort Test

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne and Boeing successfully tested the primary launch abort system for the Starliner next-generation crew spacecraft at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range located in New Mexico today. Aerojet Rocketdyne is the main propulsion provider for the Starliner service module, which will carry out launch abort maneuvers in the unlikely event of an emergency on the pad or during ascent.

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Firefly Aerospace to Provide Flexible Access to Space

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 18, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne and Firefly Aerospace, Inc. (Firefly) are pleased to announce a cooperative agreement that combines the capabilities of both companies to provide flexible, sustainable and highly competitive space access solutions.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Teams With NASA to Develop Novel Rocket Engine Technology

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 8, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to design and manufacture a lightweight rocket engine thrust chamber assembly using innovative additive manufacturing processes and materials.

Missile Defense Agency Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Mature Hypersonic Defense Component Technology

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract worth up to nearly $19 million by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to mature Axial Upper Stage (AUS) component technologies and analytical tools to demonstrate component, material and architecture solutions to support future hypersonic development efforts.