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April 3rd, 2017

On the 33rd Space Symposium Show Floor — Disruptive Technologies in the Spotlight by Aerojet Rocketdyne...

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), is showcasing disruptive space technologies at the 33rd annual Space Symposium, April 3-6, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s exhibit is located at booth 118 in the Boeing Exhibit Center and Pavilion.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is showcasing their transformative technologies at the Boeing Exhibit Center and Pavilion in booth 118. Subject matter experts are on hand throughout the symposium to answer questions and discuss the company’s products. Aerojet Rocketdyne technologies on display include:

  • 3-D Printing: Aerojet Rocketdyne has been researching this innovative technology for more than a decade. To take advantage of the significant cost and schedule savings and novel design capabilities enabled by 3-D printing, the company is modernizing its RS-25 and RL10 engines, creating its Bantam family of engines and AR1 engine, and manufacturing new components for NASA’s Orion spacecraft with this technology.
  • In-Space Propulsion: Efficient propulsion is critical to a sustainable exploration or military space architecture. More than 100 satellites have used the company’s electric propulsion devices. Aerojet Rocketdyne is currently working with NASA on a portfolio of advanced electric thrusters, operating at power levels between 7 kW and 200 kW per thruster. Solar electric propulsion provides the potential to reduce life-cycle costs of space systems and increase maneuverability of satellites. In addition to solar electric propulsion, the company is also working on advanced chemical systems and nuclear thermal propulsion, optimizing them to meet customers’ mission requirements.
  • Reusability: Aerojet Rocketdyne has a long and successful track record of developing operational, reusable engines, such as the RS-25 that flew 135 times on the space shuttle. This heritage has yielded a proven-calibrated design system capable of generating robust, highly reusable engines and propulsion systems for future launch and space missions.