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Aerojet Awarded Green Propulsion Technology Demonstration Mission Contract : 10/16/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it will demonstrate a reduced toxicity monopropellant blend that offers improved performance and simplified handling processes over hydrazine, the traditional propellant choice for spacecraft.

Under contract to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo., Aerojet will perform the technology demonstration mission, known as the Green Propellant Infusion Mission, or GPIM, for...

Aerojet Achieves Two Million Work Hours Without a Lost-time Injury Milestone : 10/16/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has achieved two million work hours without a lost-time injury.

Aerojet's Sacramento site reached the milestone on Sept. 26. "To achieve this injury-free milestone takes not only an individual, but team effort, throughout our entire facility," said Bob Werling, vice president of Sacramento operations. "As an organization, we are committed to safety in...

Thuraya Awarded Prestigious ITU Humanitarian Award : 10/15/2012

DUBAI (Oct. 15, 2012) - Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced it is the proud recipient of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Humanitarian Award in recognition of the Company's invaluable contribution to the ITU's global efforts to utilize information and communication technologies to save lives during emergencies. This marks the first time that the ITU presents such an award to an organization.

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Thuraya Launches the Mobile Satellite Industry's Fastest Handheld Hotspot : 10/14/2012

GITEX 2012, DUBAI (Oct. 14, 2012) - Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of its Thuraya XT-Hotspot product. Building upon the success of its Thuraya XT handheld, the industry's most popular and toughest satellite phone, Thuraya is introducing the XT-Hotspot, which is a pocket-size router that creates a Wi-Fi zone for multiple users to connect smartphones, laptops, and tablets to the internet over Thuraya's mobile...

ISU Professors conduct experiment onboard the CNES-ESA A300 Zero-G Aircraft : 10/10/2012

Strasbourg, France (Oct. 10, 2012) - In preparation for its flight on the International Space Station, ISU Professors Gilles Clément and Angie Bukley collected data for the Straight-Ahead in Microgravity (SAM) experiment during the 98th CNES parabolic flight campaign in Bordeaux, France, which took place on October 2-4, 2012.

The SAM experiment is a CNES-ESA led activity conducted in collaboration with NASA. It investigates the subjective straight-ahead direction, or egocenter, which is...

NASA Awards Dynetics Contract for Space Launch System Advanced Booster : 10/01/2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2012) - NASA has awarded Dynetics a contract to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS). Dynetics will demonstrate the use of modern manufacturing techniques to produce and test several primary components of the F-1 rocket engine originally developed for the Apollo Program, including an integrated powerpack, the primary rotating machinery of the engine. Additionally, the contract will...

ISU EMBA12 Participants Graduate on the Isle of Man : 10/01/2012

Douglas, Isle of Man (Oct. 1, 2012) - 22 participants from 11 countries took part in the graduation ceremony on 21st September 2012, with the majority of them receiving a degree in masters of business administration from the International Space University (ISU). This is the second cohort receiving this degree which was created by the ISU in response to a request from the space sector to provide a course tailored to the specific needs of that sector.

The graduation took place on the Isle...

Five ISU Alumni won a Space Generation Advisory Council Young Leadership Award : 09/19/2012

Strasbourg, France (Sept. 19, 2012)The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) announced the winners of the 2012 SGAC Young Leadership Awards. Five of the nine awardees are alumni of the International Space University (ISU).

All the candidates to win this award are university students and young professionals. The SGAC Young Leadership Awards are delivered to SGAC's top volunteers to reward them for all the remarkable work they achieved over the past year for the...

Aerojet and Daicel Mark 50 Years of Partnership : 09/17/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2012) – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Daicel, a Japanese defense corporation, marked 50 years of partnership today with the planting of a cherry blossom tree at Aerojet’s headquarters in Sacramento.

Aerojet first teamed with Daicel in 1962 on a technology transfer and a licensing agreement for Aeroplex, a styrene-based propellant used in Aerojet’s Jet-Assisted Take-Off (JATO) rockets. JATO rockets led to...

SGAC Announces Winners of the 2012 SGAC Young Leadership Awards : 09/11/2012

Vienna, Austria (Sept. 11, 2012) - SGAC has awarded nine university students and young professionals with SGAC Young Leadership Awards. These scholarships are given annually to SGAC's top volunteers to enable them to attend the Space Generation Congress. The winners have been indispensable assets to SGAC over the past year. Read on to learn more about this year's winners.

2012 SGAC Young Leadership Awardees:

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