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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Launch Abort Engine Development Testing For Boeing CST-100

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that it completed development testing of a flight-like Launch Abort Engine for an innovative "pusher" launch abort system on The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft.

FTC Approves Concludes Investigation of GenCorp's Purchase of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

FTC Approves Concludes Investigation of GenCorp's Purchase of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed acquisition of rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne by aerospace company GenCorp Inc. Although the FTC concluded that the deal will give GenCorp a monopoly in the market for a type of advanced missile defense interceptor propulsion system, the Commission decided not to challenge the transaction, primarily because the Department of Defense wishes to see the transaction go forward for national security reasons.


GenCorp (Aerojet) Is Buying Rocketdyne

GenCorp (Aerojet) Is Buying Rocketdyne

GenCorp Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, California, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) from United Technologies Corporation for $550 million.


Aerojet Planning European Space Propulsion Subsidiary

Aerojet Planning European Space Propulsion Subsidiary

Aerojet, a GenCorp (GY) company, announced today that it has entered the final planning of the formation of a European subsidiary to serve the needs of the European space industry. The new company, European Space Propulsion, will use indigenous manufacturing and engineering talent to produce proven in-space thrusters and propulsion systems.


Aerojet Names Gene Goldman Southeast Space Ops Lead

Aerojet Names Gene Goldman Southeast Space Ops Lead

Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that on Aug. 6, 2012, Gene Goldman will join Aerojet to lead the company's Southeast Space Operations.
Goldman has been the acting center director at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala. since March 2012, when Robert Lightfoot began his assignment as NASA acting administrator at NASA Headquarters. Previously, Goldman served as MSFC's deputy director and as the center director at NASA's Stennis Space Center.


Aerojet's AJ26 Flight Engine Successfully Hot-Fired

Aerojet's AJ26 Flight Engine Successfully Hot-Fired

Aerojet, a GenCorpcompany, announced today that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot-fire test yesterday at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares(R) rocket program. This is the eighth AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis.


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