European Space Propulsion Completes Testing of Five-Kilowatt Hall Thruster with Thales Alenia Space

European Space Propulsion successfully completed testing of a five-kilowatt Hall Thruster with a Power Processing Unit supplied by Thales Alenia Space Belgium. (Credit: European Space Propulsion)
European Space Propulsion successfully completed testing of a five-kilowatt Hall Thruster with a Power Processing Unit supplied by Thales Alenia Space Belgium. (Credit: European Space Propulsion)

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec 23, 2015 – European Space Propulsion (ESP), a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), successfully completed testing of a five-kilowatt Hall Thruster with a Power Processing Unit (PPU) supplied by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Belgium. The test programme was successfully conducted in the UK, and marks the first time a flight-proven five-kilowatt class Hall Thruster has been tested with a European-manufactured PPU. The achievement of this test being completed in less time than allocated was a reflection on the robustness of the design and the understanding and expertise of the team.

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NASA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne for Advanced Deep Space Propulsion

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23, 2015 (Aeojet Rocketdyne PR) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has been selected by the NASA Advanced Exploration Systems Division to start negotiations for a contract to design and demonstrate an advanced propulsion system that would enable human spaceflight to cislunar space and beyond to Mars.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Extends Hall Thrusters Teaming Agreement with Russian Company

aerojet_rocketdyneSACRAMENTO, Calif., June 18, 2013 (Aerojet Rocketydyne PR) — Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (GY) company, and Experimental Design Bureau (EDB) Fakel of Kaliningrad, Russia, announced today at the Paris Air Show the signing of an extension to the teaming agreement between the two companies.

The agreement provides Aerojet Rocketdyne with the right to market and sell Fakel’s low-power Hall thrusters.

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