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  • Russian ullage rocket engine explodes in space

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 4th, 2016

    The U.S. Joint Space Operations Center (JspOC), which tracks space debris, has reported that a Russian Ullage rocket motor exploded in space at approximately 5:20 a.m. EDT (9:20 GMT) on Wednesday, June 1. According to a statement issued by JspOC, the motor was orbiting the Earth in a highly elliptical orbit and suffered a break-up—disintegrating into at least 20 pieces.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide propulsion subsystems for A2100 satellites

    Jason RhianJune 26th, 2015

    At least two of the modernized versions of Lockheed Martin’s A2100 satellites will fly using XR‑5 Hall Effect and MR‑510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems. The spacecraft will use these new systems thanks, in part, to a contract awarded to Aerojet Rocketdyne, the manufacturer of these systems. The agreement calls for Aerojet Rocketdyne to deliver flight propulsion subsystems […]

  • SpaceX’s Merlin 1D: Built to enable human space exploration

    Florida TechMay 3rd, 2015

    Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 rocket V1.1 gets part of its name from the fact that the booster uses nine Merlin 1D engines in its first stage. With the aerospace firm planning on conducting a pad abort test of the crew rated version of their Dragon spacecraft (V2) on May 6, SpaceFlight Insider and […]