Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers DART Spacecraft Propulsion Systems Ahead of 2021 Asteroid Impact Mission

REDMOND, Wash., May 19, 2020 – The dual chemical and electric propulsion systems for NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) by Aerojet Rocketdyne to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. The chemical propulsion system and the electric propulsion Xenon feed system have been undergoing assembly and integration onto the spacecraft structure at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s facility in Redmond, Washington, since August 2019. APL – designing, building and managing the mission for NASA – will now begin integration of the rest of the subsystems and final test of the spacecraft ahead of next year’s launch for the mission.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Powers Second Mission for U.S. Space Force

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla., May 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne supported the successful launch of the USSF-7 mission for the recently formed U.S. Space Force today. The mission carried the military’s X-37B space plane into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Advanced Large Solid Rocket Motor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed a successful static-fire test of an advanced large solid rocket motor, called the Missile Components Advanced Technologies Demonstration Motor (MCAT Demo), under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Amy Gowder as Chief Operating Officer

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that Amy Gowder will join the company on May 4, 2020, as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gowder will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake and will serve as one of the officers of parent company Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD).

NASA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne $1.79 Billion Contract Modification to Build Additional RS-25 Rocket Engines to Support Artemis Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 1, 2020 – In support of NASA’s Artemis Program to return America to the Moon, Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a $1.79 billion contract modification for the production of an additional 18 RS-25 engines to support future deep space exploration missions.