The company said it selected Huntsville because of the presence of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
Aerojet Rocketdyne announced June 27 that it expects to save $8 million annually by consolidating its six business units into two: Space and Defense.
Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Julie Van Kleeck pitched the AR1 rocket engine to a roomful of reporters Tuesday morning as the only direct replacement for the reliable but politically polarizing Russian engine that powers the Atlas 5 rocket.
United Launch Alliance sought to distance itself from remarks its vice president of engineering made Tuesday implying the Denver-based rocket builder has all but decided to use Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine instead of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s AR1 to power its next-generation launcher.
Aerojet Rocketdyne has held discussions with at least two unnamed launch providers, in addition to United Launch Alliance, who have an interest in using a new engine the company is developing, Aerojet's president said March 1.
Aerojet Rocketdyne said Dec. 17 that the AR1 engine it hopes to build for United Launch Alliance’s next-generation rocket has completed a key design review.
Fourteen members of Congress from California ask the Defense Department to examine the company's decisions to retire its Delta 4 rocket and to drop Aerojet Rocketdyne as its solid-rocket booster provider.
A NASA investigation into last year’s failure of an Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle could not identify a single technical root cause of the accident, a conclusion at odds with Orbital’s own investigation.
Aerojet Rocketdyne will begin building crucial launch-abort system components for the Orion deep-space capsule that NASA plans to launch uncrewed to lunar orbit in 2018.
The company's $50 million settlement stemming from the October 2014 failure of Orbital ATK's Antares rocket widened its third-quarter loss.
Aerojet Rocketdyne will pay Orbital ATK $50 million to end a dispute about the role Aerojet’s AJ-26 engine played in last year’s Antares launch failure, the propulsion provider announced Sept. 24.
Orbital ATK will be the sole provider of solid-rocket boosters for United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 and next-generation Vulcan rockets starting around 2019, the companies announced Sept. 22.
Two senior Boeing executives, speaking at conferences on separate continents Sept. 16, said the company is not seriously considering Aerojet Rocketdyne’s $2 billion offer for United Launch Alliance.
Development of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s new engine could be delayed without sufficient government funding, company executives said here Sept. 15.
Simpson will be responsible for capturing new business and “strategic alignment initiatives” at a pivotal time for the rocket propulsion provider.