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Aerojet Rocket Motors Contribute to Third Standard Missile-3 Block IB Intercept : 05/16/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 16, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its propulsion systems successfully contributed to the third consecutive intercept test of Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB.

The SM-3 Block IB missile is part of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. During Flight Test Mission-19, the sea-based missile intercepted and destroyed a separating ballistic missile target, further...

The SI Acquires Applied Communication Sciences : 05/15/2013

CHANTILLY, Va. (May 15, 2013) - The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) today announced it has acquired Applied Communication Sciences (ACS), a leading provider of applied research, technical consulting and technology solutions to U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, U.S. civil government organizations, and commercial customers.

Formerly the research and engineering arm of Telcordia Technologies and with its origins tracing back to Bell Laboratories, ACS was established in January 2012...

Dynetics Technical Services Receives 2012 Marshall Space Flight Center Contractor Excellence Award : 05/15/2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (May 15, 2013) - Dynetics Technical Services (DTS) received the 2012 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Contractor Excellence Award (CES) in the Small Business Category at the annual MSFC Center Director's Breakfast this morning. The event was held at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

According to Patrick Scheuermann, MSFC director, this award recognizes DTS's leadership and commitment to achieving high standards of...

Thuraya Creates a New Division to Spearhead Mobile Satellite Technological Innovation : 05/14/2013

DUBAI, UAE (May 15, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator announced today the formation of a new division focused on spearheading strategic initiatives for the development and implementation of innovation in products, services, and business models. This organizational enhancement comes at the back of the successful launch of the company's SatSleeve for the iPhone and is driven by Thuraya's ambitions to further pioneer state-of-the-art solutions in...

Aerojet Delivers Final Orion EFT-1 Crew Module Reaction Control System Pod Assembly : 05/08/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 8, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the final Crew Module Reaction Control System (CM RCS) pod assembly for NASA's Orion spacecraft's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) has arrived at the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

Aerojet's CM RCS pods will provide the full complement of primary and redundant control required for critical maneuvers upon a high-speed re-entry into...

John Schumacher Joins GenCorp to Lead Business Relations : 04/29/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 29, 2013) - GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY), headquartered in Sacramento, California announced today that John Schumacher will join the GenCorp team as vice president for Business Relations. He will be responsible for developing aerospace and defense focused government relations and implementing business growth plans globally for GenCorp. "John is a proven innovator in the global aerospace marketplace," said GenCorp CEO Scott Seymour. "He is an important addition...

Aerojet’s Dual AJ26 Engines Launch Historic Antares Test Flight : 04/21/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its dual AJ26 main engine system successfully powered the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Antares rocket as the vehicle was launched on its maiden flight from NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

The two Aerojet AJ26 engines, which form the Antares rocket's first-stage main engine system, burned for 233 seconds and provided 816,000 lbs of vacuum thrust as it...

Stephane Israel named Chairman and CEO of Arianespace : 04/18/2013

EVRY, France (April 18, 2013) - The Board of Directors of Arianespace today named Stéphane Israël Chairman and CEO of the company, effective Monday, April 22, 2013.

Stéphane Israël, born in 1971, was appointed as a judge in the French Court of Auditors in 2001 after graduating from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). While in this position, he participated in missions concerning French space policy and the Ariane launch system. He moved to the aerospace industry in 2007,...

Thuraya Expands its GSM Roaming Coverage Across the Americas : 04/17/2013

DUBAI, UAE (April 17, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator today announced that it has extended its GSM roaming coverage to 11 additional countries across the Americas in partnership with leading telecommunications providers, Claro and Telefónica. A subsidiary of América Móvil, Claro is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, operating in 18 countries across the Americas. Telefónica operates across 14 countries...

GMV Restructures its Space Business in the USA : 04/10/2013

Madrid, Spain / Rockville, MD (April 10, 2013) - GMV (www.gmv.com), the private, multi-national firm based in Madrid, leading supplier of Commercial satellite ground systems in the world, is restructuring and selling its U.S. Institutional Aerospace business while retaining its Commercial Space business.

As part of this restructuring, GMV has established a new company, GMV Innovating Solutions, Inc. based in Rockville, MD to serve as the new GMV...

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