NASA's First Planetary Defense Mission Propelled by Aerojet Rocketdyne

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 24, 2021 – NASA’s first planetary defense mission—the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)—launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on Nov. 23, equipped with a full suite of Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion. The mission is designed to assess if kinetic impact is a reliable method to deflect asteroids.

Girl Scouts, the Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation, and Aerospace Industries Association Unite to Engage More Girls in Model and Competitive Rocketry

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and the Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation are partnering to support and encourage Girl Scout councils and troops with amateur rocket activities and the opportunity to compete in the American Rocketry Challenge. With additional support from the National Association of Rocketry and Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) middle and high school Girl Scouts will have access to meaningful skill-building experiences and gain insight into potential career paths.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Successful Space Launch System Rocket Engine Test Series

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Sept. 30, 2021 – Today’s RS-25 engine test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center completed the Retrofit-2 test series, which validated modernized, lower-cost components for new RS-25 engines to be used on the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket.

Successful Test Demonstrates Aerojet Rocketdyne Arkansas Site Ready to Produce Large Solid Rocket Motors

CAMDEN, Ark., Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently conducted a solid rocket motor test firing that demonstrated the successful transition of large solid rocket motor mix, cast and test operations from Sacramento, California, to its Camden, Arkansas, site.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded NASA Contract for Orion Spacecraft Main Engine

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 – NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to build the Orion Main Engine (OME), the primary propulsion element for NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will be used to explore deep space. Under the contract, which runs through 2032, Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver up to 20 new OME engines for use on future Artemis missions beginning with Artemis VII, or to support other NASA-sponsored, deep space exploration missions.