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.Aerojet Rocketdyne Expands Los Angeles Facility for NASA’s Moon and Mars Rocket
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished a major expansion of its Los Angeles facility to support production of new-generation RS-25 main engines for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), which will send astronauts to the Moon as early as 2024.Aerojet Rocketdyne's Innovative Solid Rocket Motor Technology Advances DARPA's OpFires Hypersonics Program
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully tested a full-scale advanced solid rocket motor as part of an ongoing test series in support of Phase 2 of the Operational Fires (OpFires) program, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop a ground-launched tactical hypersonic weapon.