Aerojet Rocketdyne finishes hot fire tests of electric propulsion system

Aerojet Rocketdyne managed to conduct successfully hot fire test on a Power Processing Unit (PPU). According to official statement given by Aerojet Rocketdyne on July, 6, it was in fact series of test performed at  NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. According to  Julie Van Kleeck, vice president of advanced space and launch programs and strategy […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne grabbed Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) contract from NASA!

NASA announced on April 19, 2016, that Aerojet Rocketdyne won contract worth $67 million for developing new electric propulsion for deep space exploration including Asteroid Redirect Mission. In 2016 it could be easily spotted that electric propulsion is really in the center of the NASA attention as new propulsion for deep space exploration missions. Since […]

NASA looking for new electric propulsion

In the focus of attention of every space agency with plans of deep space exploration is developing new types of engines. New propulsion, less limited with amount of fuel, is necessary if any kind of human Mars mission is concerned. Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that won NASA contract, worth $2.5 million, for developing program of new […]