Aerojet Rocketdyne Achieves Another Milestone on DARPA OpFires Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 21, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a second series of propulsion system tests in support of the Operational Fires (OpFires) program, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop a ground-launched hypersonic missile for tactical use.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes its Propulsion for NASA's Artemis II Mission

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed all of its propulsion hardware for the first crewed flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft. The engines and motors, which Aerojet Rocketdyne produces at its major space operations sites across the country, will support NASA’s Artemis II mission. The Artemis II mission is the second flight of SLS and Orion and the first to send an astronaut crew to fly around the Moon.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers 600th Boost Motor and Divert and Attitude Control System for THAAD

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the 600th Boost Motor and the 600th Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system, one of the nation’s primary defenses against short-, medium-, and intermediate-range missiles.

Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake Named to National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vice President Mike Pence recently announced the appointment of Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake as one of the five new members of the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group (UAG). Chaired by Admiral James Ellis, Jr., USN, Retired, the UAG is a federal advisory committee that advises the National Space Council on U.S. national space policy and approaches to strengthen U.S. leadership in space.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers DART Spacecraft Propulsion Systems Ahead of 2021 Asteroid Impact Mission

REDMOND, Wash., May 19, 2020 – The dual chemical and electric propulsion systems for NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) by Aerojet Rocketdyne to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. The chemical propulsion system and the electric propulsion Xenon feed system have been undergoing assembly and integration onto the spacecraft structure at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s facility in Redmond, Washington, since August 2019. APL – designing, building and managing the mission for NASA – will now begin integration of the rest of the subsystems and final test of the spacecraft ahead of next year’s launch for the mission.