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Aerojet Rocketdyne Achieves Milestone on DARPA OpFires Program

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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Tyler Evans Named Senior Vice President of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Defense Business Unit

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that Tyler Evans has been named as the company’s senior vice president of the Defense Business Unit, reporting directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake. Evans is based out of the company’s Huntsville, Alabama, Defense Headquarters. Evans joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in January 2014 as…

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NanoRacks to Make Space More Accessible to the World from the United Arab Emirates / Hub71

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – NanoRacks, the world’s leading provider of commercial access to space, is pleased to announce that it’s opening and staffing its first office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi’s Hub71, a global tech ecosystem driven by Mubadala Investment Company, backed by the Abu…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Helping to Propel Modernization of GPS Satellite Constellation

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Successful mission helped place the second advanced GPS III satellite into orbit Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems support every phase of mission; from boost to decommissioning Launch marked final mission for ULA Delta IV Medium launch vehicle CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2019) – A new U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, built by…

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SLS Core Stage Receives Four RS-25 Engines for First Flight

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Aerojet Rocketdyne delivered four RS-25 engines for integration with NASA’s first SLS rocket core stage The four RS-25 engines that will fly on the first flight of SLS also powered the space shuttle Aerojet Rocketdyne has powered every astronaut launched from U.S. soil; RS-25 engines will enable the SLS to return humans to the Moon…

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