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Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded a series of hot fire tests with the 3D printed RL10C-X engine, which is designed to generate 24,000 pounds of thrust for space rockets. The company said Tuesday it tested RL10C-X in a flight-like configuration to showcase its long-duration endurance and full mission capability.More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has passed the final hot-fire acceptance test of an upgraded hydrogen-fueled rocket engine that will be used to power the United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. The RS-68A engine's most recent evaluation was conducted on the B-1 Test Stand at the Stennis Space Center of NASA in Mississippi.More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a contract to provide the Department of Energy with two units of thermoelectric generators designed for deep space missions. The company said Friday it will fabricate, deliver and test a couple of Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators that would support possible missions to explore Saturnâ€™s moon Titan and Neptuneâ€™s largest moon Triton.ÂMore
NASA is scheduled to conduct a hot fire test for four engines built by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Space Launch System Jan. 17 as part of a series of â€œGreen Runâ€ trials for the vehicle's core stage.More
James Taiclet, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, said acquiring Aerojet Rocketdyne will bring in propulsion systems for potential integration with Lockheed-built missile and rocket offerings, Via Satellite reported Monday. Taiclet told analysts Monday during a conference call he expects the transaction to support upfront design, production planning and engineering integration efforts at the Bethesda, Maryland-based aerospace and defense company.More
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