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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Study on Common Upper Stage Service for NASA : 07/09/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has completed a study with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. to develop a common upper stage service for NASA, designed to enhance the performance of the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II medium and heavy launch vehicles for planetary and heliophysics missions, and pave the way for additional missions by providing more affordable launch services.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be...

Alliance Spacesystems Expands Solar Power Solutions Unit : 07/07/2014

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - Alliance Spacesystems, a premier supplier to leading satellite integrators for the fabrication, assembly, integration and testing of major satellite composite structures, has announced the hiring of Ted Stern and Ken Steele to expand its Solar Power Solutions product unit.  Ted and Ken bring greater than 60 years of combined experience in the engineering, development, manufacturing, and sales of solar array and...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports United Launch Alliance Launch of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 into Orbit for NASA : 07/02/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped propel the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) into orbit for NASA. The OCO-2 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-27A booster engine, an AJ10-118K upper-stage engine and four MR-103G 0.2 lbf spacecraft thrusters.

“As a propulsion provider on every Delta II launch...

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the City of Folsom Collaborate to Alleviate California Drought Conditions : 07/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and the City of Folsom have completed infrastructure improvements that are designed to preserve the water capacity of Lake Folsom by using treated groundwater for the company’s industrial water system. The improvements include upgrades to a groundwater treatment plant and the construction of an interim pipeline, which will supply about two million gallons of water per day to Aerojet Rocketdyne...

Global Xpress® Service Begins : 06/30/2014

30 June 2014 – With the successful completion of extensive satellite and end-user tests, Inmarsat is pleased to announce that its first Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress (GX) satellite has achieved commercial service introduction (CSI), beginning with United States (US) Government customers within the satellite’s Indian Ocean Region coverage area.

US Government customers are the first users of Inmarsat Global Xpress. “The unique combination of global coverage and military satellite...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes J-2X Testing : 06/26/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice its designed life service. Delivering 30...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Large Class Second Stage Motor Test for the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center : 06/25/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Large Class 92” diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at sea level conditions at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah. The first successful test at simulated altitude conditions was conducted on Feb.12, 2014 at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tenn. This is the largest motor ever tested at either...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Engine Made Entirely with Additive Manufacturing : 06/23/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing. The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion.

“The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another significant milestone in our path to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s EKV DACS Performs in Successful GMD Interceptor Test : 06/22/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its liquid Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) successfully performed its mission-critical role in the latest flight intercept test of the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. The vital GMD program currently is the United States’ only defense against long-range ballistic missile attacks....

Satcom Direct Communications is named an Inmarsat Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress : 06/11/2014

Satellite Beach, Fla. (June 11, 2014) – Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the government/military services branch of Satcom Direct, will provide Global Xpress  services to the U.S. government.

Satcom Direct has been an Inmarsat partner since 1997 and is presently one of the company’s largest aviation services providers. In their most recent partnership, Satcom Direct Communications has now been appointed a Value Added Reseller by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile...

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