WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The flight hardware has been built, the launch facilities are ready, and NASA and its industry partners are checking off final milestones for the launch that will put America on the path to landing the first woman and next man on the Moon. The Artemis I mission – the culmination of work by people across the country in support of the Space Launch System (SLS), Orion and Exploration Ground System (EGS) programs – will preserve the nation’s leadership in human space exploration and set the U.S. on a new journey to explore deep space.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne announced that Andreas Wagner will join the company on March 2, 2020 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Wagner will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake and will serve as one of the officers of parent company Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract worth up to $19.6 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop enabling technologies for an advanced hypersonic defense interceptor known as Glide Breaker.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently delivered four RL10 upper stage engines to NASA’s Stennis Space Center that will help power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as it carries astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft to deep space. These missions are part of NASA’s Artemis program, which will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, and set the stage to send astronauts to Mars.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake has been selected to serve on the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2019

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that CEO and President Eileen Drake is being recognized by WomenInc. magazine as one of 2019’s Most Influential Corporate Directors. Drake serves as CEO, president and as a director of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne continued to power critical defense and space missions in 2019, while also making significant investments aimed at reducing costs and increasing its operational efficiency. Here is a look at some of the company’s important accomplishments this year:

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Building upon its pioneering work in hypersonics, Aerojet Rocketdyne is supporting a Lockheed Martin effort to develop a hypersonic conventional missile for the U.S. Air Force under a subcontract valued at $81.5 million.

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne was recently awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet for Artemis missions three through five with an option to support missions six through eight with three additional shipsets.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From start to finish, Aerojet Rocketdyne will play a major role in Boeing’s first demonstration mission of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for NASA, ushering in a new era of human spaceflight. The Starliner Orbital Flight Test (OFT) demonstration is slated to launch Dec. 20, 2019 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From 100% mission success on Delta and Atlas launches, to propelling spacecraft to the Sun and Mars, and modernizing our nation’s defense, Aerojet Rocketdyne continued to make history. Here’s a look back at some key successes from the past year.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that its propulsion systems supported the flight test and third successful intercept test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA 21” diameter interceptor.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne will design propulsion concepts and technologies for a novel ground-launched tactical weapon system under a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract potentially valued at $13.4 million.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2018 – Following the successful launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket earlier this year, engine provider Aerojet Rocketdyne is gearing up for the next scheduled mission of the launch vehicle.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the leading U.S. aerospace and defense trade association, has appointed Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake to its Executive Committee for 2019. Ms. Drake was named during AIA’s Nov. 30 Board of Governors Meeting.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2017

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), and NASA completed hot-fire testing of an RS-25 rocket engine containing its largest additively manufactured component to date.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), recently achieved a significant milestone by completing a successful hot-fire test of a controllable solid rocket motor under the U.S. Air Force Demonstration and Validation Post Boost Study A program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that Steve Warren has joined the company as vice president of Communications and chief communications officer.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), helped propel the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, carrying the Ball Aerospace-built JPSS-1 satellite, the first of the new JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System) constellation, into orbit for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eileen Drake, CEO and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today was presented with the CEO of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FLEF) in honor of her service to the nation as a U.S.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A payload of six lithium-ion batteries, designed and developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has been delivered to the International Space Station to give astronauts the power they need to continue important research aboard the station.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), played a major role in successfully launching and placing the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-8) spacecraft into orbit for the U.S. military.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has signed a cooperative agreement with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2016 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully supported the launch of the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), successfully supported the launch of WorldView-4, DigitalGlobe's newest high-accuracy, high-resolution imaging satellite. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket today.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2015

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec 23, 2015 – European Space Propulsion (ESP), a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully completed testing of a five-kilowatt Hall Thruster with a Power Processing Unit (PPU) supplied by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Belgium.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 22, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), has been selected for a public-private partnership with NASA to mature the design of the 1-Newton GR-1 monopropellant thruster, which uses a green propellant known as AF-M315E.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced it completed a key design milestone for its AR1 rocket engine this week.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2015 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), helped propel the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft today on its fourth operational cargo delivery flight, transporting supplies and materials to the International Space Station (ISS).

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120™ CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System™ (CHAMPS™).

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2014 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role to successfully place a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. government with the inaugural launch of an RL10C-1 upper-stage engine.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2014 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a critical role in NASA’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) – the first step toward human exploration of destinations in deep space such as an asteroid and Mars.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two key programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, were recognized for outstanding performance at the 2014 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards banquet, held in conjunction with Aviation Week's annual Aerospace & Defense Conference on Nov. 19 and 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company (NYSE:GY), announced today that it completed development testing of a flight-like Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for an innovative "pusher" launch abort system on The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, continued its role as a major propulsion supplier to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program by successfully placing a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. government.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract under the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Propulsion Applications Program (PAP) to demonstrate a Medium Class Stage III motor with propulsion technologies that are applicable to multiple future common strategic propulsion systems.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role in successfully placing NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft on its journey to determine how the loss of atmospheric gas may have changed the Martian climate over time.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today that its Clearfield, Utah, site has achieved a significant safety milestone in operating for 10 years without a lost-time injury.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today the recent signing of a multi-year master agreement with Storeroom Solutions, Inc. (SSI) to deploy a flexible, integrated supply chain service model for all maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) material requirements across the enterprise.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its rockets and thrusters were instrumental in today’s launch of the U.S. Air Force’s orbital test vehicle.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced at its leadership training event on Wednesday, Dec. 5, that more than 120 Aerojet executives and managers from around the country assembled dozens of care packages for U.S. troops as part of a team building exercise.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Technical Principal Dr. Gary Luke was presented with the R.B. Young Technical Innovation Award at an award ceremony held Monday night, Dec. 3, in Luke’s honor.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today the signing of a multi-year master agreement with Arrow Electronics. The agreement covers procurement of approximately 65 percent of Aerojet’s electronic component requirements.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has once again achieved one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 2, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Carlton Brewer has been appointed as site executive for its Huntsville, Ala. location.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its new scalable effects warhead was successfully demonstrated on Lockheed Martin’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) rocket today during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has successfully completed a major milestone in the development of a ground demonstrator for the Next Generation Engine (NGE) program. Aerojet, along with its partner Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped launch a new era of planetary exploration by providing propulsion for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission that lifted off today on a scientific endeavor to the red planet.

Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, celebrates NASA’s recent announcement that Voyager 1 has reached a point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that over the next few months it will expand its presence in the Huntsville community by hiring 25 local engineers.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the successful launch of the MICHIBIKI satellite aboard the H-2A launch vehicle out of the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it shipped the last F-22 Raptor forward boom to The Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash. This completed the 10th lot of a procurement that spanned 17 years in support of the Boeing/Lockheed Martin/U.S. Air Force team.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its high-power Hall Thruster Propulsion System (HTPS) has successfully initiated operation on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle #1 (SV#1) that was launched on an Atlas V rocket on Aug.14.