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2010-11-22 08:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its high-power Hall Thruster Propulsion System (HTPS) has successfully initiated operation on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle #1 (SV#1) that was launched on an Atlas V rocket on Aug.14. The system is now providing thrust to raise the orbit of SV#1 to its final geosynchronous orbit location. Aerojet's 4.5kW HTPS was developed to dramatically...

2010-11-10 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its AJ26 engine was hot-fire tested today at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. In support of the Taurus® II launch vehicle program, Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), Aerojet and NASA conducted this first of three hot-fire engine tests to be performed throughout the next several weeks. (Photo:...

2010-11-08 08:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engine helped propel Friday night's launch of the Delta II launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in Calif. This is the fourth launch, completing the COSMO-SkyMed constellation. The overall objective of the COSMO-SkyMed program is global Earth observation, particularly in the Mediterranean area. Some applications of this constellation include analyzing effects...

2010-11-01 16:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, successfully completed acceptance testing on the second R-4D development engine. The R-4D is the Aerojet engine that will be used on NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle for the service module auxiliary propulsion. Eight R-4D engines, arranged in four pods of two each, will provide thrust for critical Orion maneuvers. The R-4D acceptance testing...

2010-10-29 16:01:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force achieved its third ballistic missile intercept using a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA missile. Aerojet's MK 72 booster and MK 104 dual-thrust rocket motor provided the first- and second-stage propulsion for this critical and successful hit-to-kill intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target in space. This is...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently demonstrated its alternative warhead technologies in a tactical missile flight environment. The successful demonstrations were conducted to test Aerojet's solution to eliminate unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the U.S. Army's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS). The three-mission, missile-launched warhead tests were the first live-fire, missile-delivered performance tests conducted by...

2010-09-30 16:15:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the company has produced 1000 solid rocket motors for the MK234 Nulka active expendable decoy. A ceremony attended by congressional, diplomatic, Navy and industry officials was held at Aerojet's Orange County, Va. facility today to commemorate the milestone. Nulka provides highly effective self defense for naval surface combatants against modern anti-ship missiles (ASM). On...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, under contract to Lockheed Martin, successfully completed development injector testing for the 7500-pound thrust Orion main engine (OME) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. The OME is a pressure-fed, regeneratively cooled, storable bi-propellant engine that is a technically advanced, increased performance version of Aerojet's flight-proven 6000-pound thrust space shuttle Orbital...

2010-09-28 15:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Propulsion Research Directorate, the company has developed critical technologies for rocket propulsion applications through the Upper Stage Engine Technologies (USET) program. The USET program supports the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Phase II Propellant Management Devices (PMD) and the...

2010-09-23 19:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully conducted a static firing of the third nozzle risk reduction motor in support of the Orion jettison motor, a critical component of the launch abort system (LAS) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. This successful test firing validates several nozzle design changes implemented to enhance the safety and reliability of the jettison motor. Today's test was...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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