Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace and defense products, announced today plans to expand its Southern Arkansas facility near Camden, where the company manufactures solid rocket motors and warheads critical to national defense.

  • NASA Administrator Bridenstine viewed Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 engine test at NASA Stennis; four RS-25 engines will power NASA’s Space Launch System
  • The development engine tested features a main combustion chamber manufactured with an innovative bonding technique, cutting costs and fabrication time by 50 percent

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Aug. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a big assist from Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now on its way to humankind’s closest encounter ever with a star – in this case our solar system’s sun.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, in collaboration with Teledyne, recently delivered the electrical power generator for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where it will be fueled, tested and readied for flight.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne’s advanced tactical booster program recently completed two successful hot-fire tests of a motor that had been conditioned to mimic extreme cold- and hot-soak conditions for air-launch application. The tests took place at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California.