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2014-03-31 08:20:34

Critical engine technology validates green propellant advantages over hydrazine BOULDER, Colo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Aerojet Rocketdyne exceeded the technical range objective for the main thruster that will fly aboard the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). This mission will demonstrate in a space environment, a "green" propellant known as AF-M315E, to replace the highly toxic hydrazine and complex bi-propellant systems...

Boeing CST-100 OMAC Thrusters Tested In New Mexico
2013-09-21 07:55:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a gauntlet of test firings of the steering jets conducted at White Sands Space Harbor in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft is closer than ever to liftoff. The tests, which simulated the demanding environment of space, were recently completed by Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne to assess how the thrusters -- which fire with 1,500 pounds of force -- will speed up, slow down and move the spacecraft while...

2013-09-20 12:20:27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft is one step closer to liftoff after a gauntlet of test firings of its steering jets at White Sands Space Harbor in Las Cruces, N.M. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed the tests, which simulated the demanding environment of space. The tests assessed how the thrusters -- which fire with 1,500 pounds of force -- will speed up, slow...

2013-07-22 08:25:01

NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD), Embraer SA ERJ (NYSE: ERJ), Exelis, Inc. (NYSE: XLS) and GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -...

3D Printed Rocket Part Tested By NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne
2013-07-15 04:20:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA reports it has successfully tested the first-ever 3D printed rocket component, demonstrating a technology that could eventually lead to more efficient manufacturing of rocket engines. The US space agency and Aerojet Rocketdyne tested a rocket engine injector made through 3D printing. NASA said this space technology could eventually help save American companies time and money. They were able to demonstrate the ability to design,...

2013-07-09 16:20:21

Green Propellant Infusion Mission high-performance propellant on track for flight development BOULDER, Colo., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace and Aerojet Rocketdyne have met the first milestone in demonstrating a more environmentally friendly spacecraft fuel by completing an end-to-end checkout of the 22 Newton thruster required for NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130709/LA44280) (Logo:...

2013-07-03 12:21:21

HERNDON, Va., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently supported the successful test of the Minuteman III Propulsion System Rocket Engine (PSRE) at NASA's White Sands Testing Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The PSRE is the liquid post-boost upper stage of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). This was a designated product quality assurance (PQA) test, which is a...

2013-06-24 20:20:04

CLEVELAND, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The thruster was developed under NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Project at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Glenn manufactured the...

2013-05-28 08:23:21

HAYWARD, Calif., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microvi Biotechnologies, in partnering with Aquatech International, has been awarded a contract for a demonstration system for degradation of perchlorate at Aerojet General Corporation's site near Rancho Cordova, California. The demonstration system, which was installed in April 2013, is designed to treat 175,000 gallons of groundwater per day containing perchlorate, a component of solid rocket fuel, using Microvi's MB-P(TM) Technology. Aerojet...