Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a company that looks to innovate in industries of aerospace and defense markets

Aerojet Rocketdyne looks to provide propulsion and defense products for industries of space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems, and armament areas for domestic and international markets support. The company was founded by William O'Neill in 1942, in Sacramento, California, United States.

The company is recognized globally for their strategic and tactile missile programs designed to defend the United States. They also offer a full range of power systems for launch vehicles, satellites, and other related space vehicles that utilize both liquid and solid-fueled propulsion systems.

With space, Aerojet Rocketdyne has a focus on four main areas, including human space exploration, in-space power and propulsion, launch vehicle propulsion, and liquid engines. With human exploration, the company looks to continue to be a piece of America's space program. They have been a part of the creation of vehicles such as the Dream Chaser, Orion, and the CST-100 Starliner. The liquid engines that Aerojet Rocketdyne has developed include the Bantam, the RL10 Engine, the RS-25 Engine, the AR1 Engine, and the RS-68A engine.

In the realm of defense, the company is known for their provision of ground based strategic deterrents, strategic systems, hypersonics, missile defense, munitions, targets and decoys, tactical missiles, and maritime and undersea systems.

Timeline

Funding rounds

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Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Grant funding, April 2016
Grant (money)
67,000,000
April 2016
NASA
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People

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Eileen Drake

CEO

Elizabeth Driscoll

Jim Maser

Jim Simpson

Joseph Cassady

Williaam O'Niell

Further reading

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About | Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding

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Aerojet Rocketdyne | At the Center of Defense and Discovery

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Defense | Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Human Exploration | Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Liquid Engines | Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Space | Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Who We Are | Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Eileen Drake

Sacramento, California, United States

Propulsion and Defense systems

News

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Description
December 5, 2019
news.yahoo.com
REDMOND, Wash. -- Representatives of Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin put their signatures on a contract for up to $170 million worth of rocket hardware that'll be installed on Orion spacecraft heading to the moon -- with dozens of employees who'll actually build that hardware watching the
Eric Berger
October 25, 2019
Ars Technica
"Small satellites will play a crucial role in science and exploration."
Darrell Etherington
October 23, 2019
TechCrunch
In a perfect example of a small, new space startup teaming up with a legacy industry heavyweight with plenty of experience, Firefly is teaming up with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Firefly Aerospace was founded in 2013, and has raised $21.6 million so far to bring its first product, the Alpha small satellite launch vehicle, to market. Firefly [...]
September 17, 2019
news.yahoo.com
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture and Elon Musk's SpaceX are often at odds, but there's at least one place where those two space-industry rivals are on the same page: the newly unveiled Space Talent job database. The search engine for careers in the space industry is a project of Space

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