Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Powered by Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will execute its long awaited sample collection of asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20. OSIRIS-REx is a NASA mission that will enable us to learn more about the formation of our solar system by collecting a sample from near-Earth asteroid Bennu, and returning the sample to Earth for study. Aerojet Rocketdyne is the sole propulsion provider for the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, providing all 28 of the rocket engines aboard. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the engines to Lockheed Martin, the spacecraft prime contractor.

Aerojet Rocketdyne's Arkansas Facility Delivers 5,000th Stinger Missile Solid Rocket Flight Motor

CAMDEN, Ark., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the 5,000th solid rocket flight motor for the Stinger missile system from its Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas, following a transition of the program from Gainesville, Virginia in 2005.

Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee Delivers Eight Millionth M67 Hand Grenade Body

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne’s specialty metal provider Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee (AOT) announced today that it reached a major production milestone when it delivered its eight millionth M67 hand grenade body to Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) for final assembly and delivery to the U.S. Army. AOT has been the sole supplier of M67 hand grenade body assemblies to the United States government since 2001.

Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO wins AUSA's Prestigious Dixon Award and Dedicates it to The Men and Women of Aerojet Rocketdyne

AUSA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen P. Drake for 2020 John W. Dixon Award

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a leading provider of defense and space propulsion, announced today that Chief Executive Officer and President Eileen P. Drake has been selected by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to receive the John W. Dixon Award for 2020. This is AUSA’s highest award for a leader in industry, recognizing distinguished service resulting in outstanding contributions to national defense by a member of the industrial community.

Aerojet Rocketdyne's New State-of-the-Art Large Solid Rocket Motor Facility Open for Operations

CAMDEN, Ark., Oct. 6, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne’s new large solid rocket motor manufacturing facility is officially open for operations, highlighting the company’s significant investments in the modernization and innovation of its solid rocket motor production capabilities, and continuing the company’s expansion in southern Arkansas.