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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., was awarded a contract by NASA to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System.

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed acquisition of rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne by aerospace company GenCorp Inc. Although the FTC concluded that the deal will give GenCorp a monopoly in the market for a type of advanced missile defense interceptor propulsion system, the Commission decided not to challenge the transaction, primarily because the Department of Defense wishes to see the transaction go forward for national security reasons.

Antares AJ26 engine test at Stennis Space Center on 4 APril 2013. These tests are conducted before the engine is shipped to Wallops. The engine tested yesterday will be used on an upcoming CRS mission. Credit: NASA. Larger image.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Cuts 100 Jobs

According to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne cut 100 jobs yesterday.

GenCorp Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, California, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) from United Technologies Corporation for $550 million.

Aerojet, a GenCorp (GY) company, announced today that it has entered the final planning of the formation of a European subsidiary to serve the needs of the European space industry. The new company, European Space Propulsion, will use indigenous manufacturing and engineering talent to produce proven in-space thrusters and propulsion systems.

Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that on Aug. 6, 2012, Gene Goldman will join Aerojet to lead the company's Southeast Space Operations.
Goldman has been the acting center director at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala. since March 2012, when Robert Lightfoot began his assignment as NASA acting administrator at NASA Headquarters. Previously, Goldman served as MSFC's deputy director and as the center director at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

Aerojet, a GenCorpcompany, announced today that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot-fire test yesterday at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares(R) rocket program. This is the eighth AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis.

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