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AEHF-6 Launch Marks 500th Flight of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 Engine

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26, 2020 – The successful March 26 launch of the U.S. Space Force’s sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket marked the 500th flight of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 upper-stage engine. The RL10, which powers the ULA Atlas V…

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Ball Aerospace Completes MethaneSAT Preliminary Design Review

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BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2020 — Ball Aerospace successfully completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of the advanced spectrometer instrument for the MethaneSAT Flight System, a 350-kilogram satellite that will locate and measure methane emissions around the globe. With the completion of PDR, Ball will proceed with the critical design phase. “We are excited to…

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DARPA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Propulsion Technology for the Hypersonic Defense Program Glide Breaker

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 10, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract worth up to $19.6 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop enabling technologies for an advanced hypersonic defense interceptor known as Glide Breaker. “Advancing hypersonic technology is a national security imperative,” said Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president.…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers RL10 Engines That Will Help Send NASA Astronauts to Deep Space

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne recently delivered four RL10 upper stage engines to NASA’s Stennis Space Center that will help power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as it carries astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft to deep space. These missions are part of NASA’s Artemis program, which will land the…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Achieves Milestone on DARPA OpFires Program

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 3, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished a series of subscale propulsion-system test firings as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) effort to develop a ground-launched hypersonic missile for tactical use. DARPA recently announced completion of the preliminary design review for its Operational Fires (OpFires) program, which is developing…

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SNC’s “Shooting Star” Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

SPARKS, Nev. (November 19, 2019) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, delivered a test version of its Shooting Star cargo module to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for testing ahead of its planned launch with SNC’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft in 2021. Shooting Star is…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Perform Successfully During Boeing’s Starliner Pad Abort Test

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Nov. 4, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne and Boeing successfully tested the primary launch abort system for the Starliner next-generation crew spacecraft at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range located in New Mexico today. Aerojet Rocketdyne is the main propulsion provider for the Starliner service module, which will carry out…

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UNOOSA and Sierra Nevada Corporation announce Call for Interest to provide landing site for Dream Chaser® spacecraft mission

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WASHINGTON D.C./VIENNA, 22 October 2019 (United Nations Information Service) —The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the opening of a Call For Interest (CFI) for UN Member States to provide a landing site for the Dream Chaser on its return from a mission expected to occur around 2024.…

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Missile Defense Agency Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Mature Hypersonic Defense Component Technology

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Aerojet Rocketdyne awarded contract up to $18,984,061 under the Missile Defense Agency’s Broad Agency Announcement for Hypersonic Defense Component Technology Effort will focus on Axial Upper Stage technology risk reduction Aerojet Rocketdyne has decades of experience in design, development and production of advanced hypersonic propulsion technology HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 2, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has been…

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Ball Aerospace Names Dr. Jake Sauer Vice President and General Manager of Tactical Solutions Business

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BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 25, 2019 – Earlier today, Ball Aerospace announced that Dr. Rob Freedman, vice president and general manager of the company’s Tactical Solutions (TS) business, plans to retire at the end of the year. Dr. Jake Sauer, currently senior director, Survivability and Strike (SAS) business area, will succeed Freedman. Freedman and Sauer will…

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