Aerojet Rocketdyne’s advanced tactical booster program has completed two successful hot-fire tests of a motor that had been conditioned to mimic extreme cold- and hot-soak conditions for air-launch application.
The tests took place at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the company confirmed Monday.
The solid rocket motor will be used to accelerate a vehicle during its initial phase of flight. The motors were tested at extreme temperatures to verify they will perform as expected across the full range of anticipated operational conditions.
The solid rocket motors tested recently were designed and fabricated by Aerojet Rocketdyne for AFRL under a contract aimed at developing advanced booster technologies for use on future vehicles.
Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that it has been awarded a contract to demonstrate a Medium Class Stage III motor with propulsion technologies that are applicable to multiple future common strategic propulsion systems. The contract includes development, fabrication and demonstration of a full-scale motor that is designed to replace the aging SR-73 third stage motors in the current Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Aerojet Rocketdyne's propulsion systems successfully contributed to the first successful salvo engagement of two Raytheon Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missiles against a ballistic missile target. The SM-3 Block IB guided missile is part of the Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) second generation Weapon System
Aerojet General Corp., Rancho Cordova, Calif
Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced today that NASA Glenn Research Center has awarded the company a five-year Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide NASA with its space propulsion system technologies, including cryogenic and electric propulsion for spacecraft. Aerojet is one of five companies to be awarded a contract – potentially worth up to $50 million – to support NASA's research and technology activities
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