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 The four-year process of replacing the station’s outdated nickel hydrogen (Ni-H2) batteries with higher-efficiency Li-Ion batteries will be spread out over eight EVAs, four of which have been successfully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.Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Acquires 3D Material Technologies and Expands Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD) announced today that it has acquired 3D Material Technologies (3DMT) from ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. 3DMT is a provider of additive manufacturing (3-D printing) services to the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets.Aerojet Rocketdyne's Propulsion Supported 11th Successful Missile Defense Intercept for GMD
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a first-of-its-kind flight test of the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program, in partnership with prime contractor Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) supported Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) in its intercept of an ICBM.Aerojet Rocketdyne Powers WGS-10 Military Communications Satellite from Launch Pad to Orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne played a major role in successfully supporting the launch and placement of the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems on the Delta IV rocket included an RS-68A booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 12 MR-106H reaction control thrusters and 14 helium pressurization tanks. On the WGS-10 satellite, Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the High Performance Apogee Thruster (HiPAT™) bipropellant, apogee-raising engine.Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Affordability and Efficiency Drive Achieves Major Milestones
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly four years into an aggressive five-year affordability drive, Aerojet Rocketdyne reports that it has already achieved its top major milestones – including relocation of manufacturing capabilities for three key missile defense program products across the country, and elimination of more than 1.1 million square feet of the company’s office and manufacturing space.