Aerojet Rocketdyne News - 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing a series of hot-fire tests of an advanced, next-generation RL10 engine thrust chamber design that was built almost entirely using additive manufacturing; commonly known as 3-D printing.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a $2.6 million Phase I contract by the Office of Naval Research to develop a prototype torpedo propulsion system under the agency’s Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) program. The primary goal of the program is to improve the engine efficiency of the U.S. Navy’s MK48 Heavyweight Torpedo.

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., June 4, 2018 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed assembly of its first AR-22 rocket engine built for Boeing (NYSE:BA) as part of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane program.

REDMOND, Wash., May 24, 2018 – Maneuvering thrusters supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne guided Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to its ninth successful berthing to the International Space Station May 24. The Cygnus arrived three days after being launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia.

REDMOND, Wash., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of a new in-space engine, designated ISE-100. Developed for commercial in-space applications, ISE-100 has the potential to be a critical element for future lunar robotic missions.

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