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Boeing Gets 1st Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivery of Starliner Propulsion Hardware

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 20, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received the first set of propulsion system hardware for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft from Aerojet Rocketdyne, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday the delivery includes the low-pressure port and starboard manifold assemblies. The propulsion system will work to provide launch-abort function …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Consolidate 6 Business Units Into Defense, Space Organizations

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) will combine its six business units into defense and space organizations as part of a corporate reorganization effort. The company said Monday the future senior vice presidents of Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc.‘s defense and space businesses will report directly to Eileen Drake,  president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings. …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help NASA Develop Electric Propulsion Flight System

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has been awarded a three-year, $67 million contract to design and build electric propulsion technology for use in NASA‘s deep-space exploration missions. The company will help develop a propulsion system that will comprise a thruster, a power processing unit, an electrical harness and a low-pressure xenon flow controller, NASA said Wednesday. …

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ULA Vet Scott Ward to Join Aerojet Rocketdyne as Engineering VP

Scott Ward, a former director of engines and motors at the United Launch Alliance, will join Sacramento, Calif.-based propulsion technology manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) as vice president of engineering. The 27-year aerospace engineering veteran will assume his new role on April 4 to offer more than 27 years of aerospace engineering, program management and product development experience, Aerojet …

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Orbital ATK, Aerojet to Test Lockheed-Built Rocket’s Propulsion System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 8, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Aerojet Rocketdyne have received separate contracts from the U.S. Army to test propulsion systems for the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Guided Multiple-Launch Rocket System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the Army awarded a $17.8 million contract to …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, ULA Join Air Force’s EELV Propulsion Tech Development Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance have won separate “other transaction” agreements worth a combined $161.9 million to build rocket engine prototypes under the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle initiative. The Air Force said Monday the $115.3 million OTA with Aerojet Rocketdyne centers on the development of the company’s liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system AR1. Aerojet …

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Orbital ATK, Northrop, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Build US Rocket Engines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aerojet Rocketdyne will help research efforts to build a U.S. counterpart of the Russian RD-180 engine under U.S. Air Force contracts worth $14.5 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. SpaceNews reported Monday the work of the three companies …

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Jerry Tarnacki Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as Quality, Mission Assurance VP; Eileen Drake Comments

Jerry Tarnacki, formerly vice president of aftermarket services at Pratt & Whitney, has joined Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) as quality and mission assurance VP. He will be based at the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. “Jerry brings a wealth of expertise in the areas …

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Reuters: Aerojet Rocketdyne Parent Mulls Bid Increase for United Launch Alliance

The parent company of Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) plans to meet with outside advisers as it weighs options to raise its acquisition offer for the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture United Launch Alliance, Reuters reported Thursday. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s spokesman Glenn Mahone told Reuters reporter Andrea Shalal that ULA and Aerojet Rocketdyne are still …

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Boeing, Lockheed Reject ULA Acquisition Bid From Aerojet Rocketdyne; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have agreed to turn down Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s (NYSE: AJRD) $2 billion cash offer to acquire United Launch Alliance, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Andy Pasztor writes Aerojet Rocketdyne was not given access to the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture’s books before the rocket …

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