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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Rocket Injector Assembly Built Using Additive Manufacturing Technology : 07/11/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a liquid-oxygen/gaseous hydrogen rocket injector assembly built using additive manufacturing technology. This testing, in cooperation with NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC) under a Space Act Agreement, was a key step in the development and certification of the integrated manufacturing process, analysis and design tool, and component technologies required to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Paul K. Meyer As Senior Vice President : 07/08/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, today announced that Paul Meyer will join the company as senior vice president, Advanced Programs & Business Development. This newly-created organization encompasses Advanced Programs, Advanced Technology and Business Development for all of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

In his role, Meyer will serve as a key partner to the president, responsible for leading the continued growth, diversification...

ASU, Aerojet Rocketdyne Embark on Endeavors to Redefine Corporate-University Collaboration : 07/01/2013

TEMPE, Ariz. (July 1, 2013) - Long-term collaborations spanning a range of research and education efforts, engineering projects, workforce development and philanthropic activities are among goals set forth in an agreement between Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of GenCorp, and Arizona State University to take effect July 1.

The agreement seeks to establish working relationships partnering Aerojet Rocketdyne with faculty and students of ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Sacramento Facility Receives Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award : 06/26/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento facility is a 2013 recipient of the Defense Security Service's (DSS) James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.

The Cogswell Award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late U.S. Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of the office of Industrial Security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was...

NASA Thruster Achieves World-Record 5+ Years of Operation : 06/24/2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 24, 2013) - A NASA advanced ion propulsion engine has successfully operated for more than 48,000 hours, or 5 and a half years, making it the longest test duration of any type of space propulsion system demonstration project ever.

The thruster was developed under NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Project at NASA's Glenn...

John Canzio Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as Vice President, Finance : 06/24/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 24, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that John Canzio has joined the company as vice president, Finance. In this role, Canzio will be responsible for providing financial leadership and oversight to Aerojet Rocketdyne and will report to GenCorp's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Redd.

"John's background and perspective will be a valuable asset to our finance team," said Redd. "He brings a wealth of...

European Space Propulsion Secures First Flight Contract to Deliver FORMOSAT-7 Thrusters : 06/21/2013

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (June 21, 2013) - European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, announced today that it has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) for the delivery of 19 MR-103 thrusters for the FORMOSAT-7 program.

This first award for ESP includes delivery of thrusters for six spacecraft and an option for hardware for an additional six spacecraft. FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 program is a joint constellation metrological satellite mission...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes First in a Series of Full-Motion Tests on America’s Next Rocket Engine : 06/21/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2013) – The leading rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully completed the first in a series of full motion hot-fire tests on the J-2X engine at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA has selected the J-2X as the upper-stage propulsion for the evolved 143‑ton (130-metric ton) Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle.

“This successful test was extremely...

Thuraya Secures Multi-Million Dollar Long-Term Financing : 06/20/2013

DUBAI, UAE (June 20, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite services operator is pleased to announce it has secured a term financing facility through Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB). Thuraya will use the proceeds to upgrade its network infrastructure and to support further development and expansion of its product portfolio, including the highly successful Thuraya SatSleeve satellite adaptor for smartphones.

"We are pleased to have secured this financing and...

European Space Propulsion and European Astrotech Limited Sign Fueling Services Agreement : 06/18/2013

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (June 18, 2013) - European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, and European Astrotech Limited (EAL) announced today that they have signed an agreement to combine resources to support the growing satellite fueling services market.

Using the companies' resources and capabilities, the team can extend a global reach supporting multiple launch campaigns with improved capacity for business fluctuation.

"ESP is very pleased to be working with...

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