Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Successful LEO-46 Rocket Motor Test

August 13, 2014 10:31 PM

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp /quotes/zigman/227682/delayed/quotes/nls/gy GY +0.94% company, today announced that its Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System (LEONIDAS) first stage solid propellant rocket motor (LEO-46) successfully completed a hot-fire static test at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Aerojet Rocketdyne monitored the full-scale, full-duration firing of the 52-inch diameter by 40-foot long motor as it generated nearly 300,000-lbf of thrust during the 73-second test. LEO-46 is the first stage of a three-stage propulsion system developed for the Super Strypi rail-launched, spin stab...

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