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The company's R-4D 100-lbf bipropellant engine slowed the spacecraft for capture by Saturn's gravity and has been used for major trajectory changes throughout the mission, including setting up the Grand Finale.
Built by a consortium of aerospace companies led by British Aerospace, Olympus 1 used a bipropellant fuel system to power its on-board liquid apogee engine (LAE) and 16 reaction control thrusters.
This past year, SSL launched its 100th satellite built on the SSL 1300 platform; Aerojet Rocketdyne delivered 100 bipropellant apogee thrusters for those 100 SSL 1300 satellites; and coincidently, the 100th SSL 1300 also used Aerojet Rocketdyne's 100th High-Performance Apogee Thruster (HiPAT).
Aerospace and defence company Aerojet said on Wednesday that it had provided reaction control thrusters for the Delta IV upper stage, as well as a bipropellant chemical propulsion engine for the GOES-P satellite.
The satellite achieves excellent station-keeping and orbital stability by using bipropellant propulsion and momentum-bias systems.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is also a leader in green bipropellant, solid and gelled propellants.
The combined capabilities and products of SNC's Space Systems and ORBITEC provide SNC's customers with a comprehensive set of green space propulsion technology options with both hybrid solid/liquid and bipropellant liquid rocket motors.
GDSS maintains a broad product offering including monopropellant, bipropellant, and electric propulsion units; space power processing and distribution units; solid propellant fire suppression systems; and complete propulsion systems.