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Aerojet Rocketdyne Celebrates 100th High Performance Apogee Thruster Flight : 12/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 1, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, is pleased to report the completion of its 100th geosynchronous satellite apogee insertion using its iridium/ rhenium High Performance Apogee Thruster (HiPAT™), including first and second generation design configurations. The successful insertion was achieved with a large geosynchronous telecommunications satellite, built by commercial satellite manufacturer, SSL, which was recently launched. The milestone will be commemorated by a...

Learning How Our Solar System Formed, from Inside the International Space Station : 11/25/2014

NanoRacks Downlinks Video Footage from Within NR's Research Platform #2

Webster, TX., (Nov. 25, 2014) - The University of Central Florida's experiment, NanoRocks, currently on board the International Space Station (ISS) is producing promising results. The experiment, studying solar system formation, was brought to the ISS through a NanoRacks' partnership with Space Florida's International Space Station Research Competition. NanoRocks is one of seven competition winners to be flown to low-earth...

Inmarsat completes construction of the Global Xpress ground network : 11/12/2014

Washington, D.C., (Nov. 7, 2014) - Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) today announced that it has completed construction of the final four satellite access stations (SAS) for its Global Xpress (GX) fleet. This represents a significant milestone in the rollout of GX, the world's first, global high-speed broadband Ka-band network, which is scheduled for global commercial service introduction early in the second half of 2015.

GX will deliver high-throughput broadband connectivity on land, at sea and in the air; provided by...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers 100 Percent Mission Success with SM-3 Block IB Intercept Test : 11/07/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Nov. 6, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its propulsion systems played a crucial role during a first-of-its-kind missile defense test conducted by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Navy.

During Flight Test Standard Missile-25 (FTM-25), conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, multiple targets were intercepted over the Pacific Ocean.

The Developmental Test/Operational Test event demonstrated several "firsts...

Commercial Space Station Company NanoRacks Opens Silicon Valley Office : 10/31/2014

Moffett Field, Calif., (Oct. 31, 2014) - NanoRacks LLC, the industry leader for utilization of the low-Earth region of outer space, is delighted to announce that our third office will be based at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Opening November 1st, the West Coast office will help ensure that NanoRacks can meet our growing customer needs, as well as develop new deep space business.

"This is an fantastic step forward for NanoRacks, allowing us to tap into, and contribute  to, the agile aerospace...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Global Positioning System Satellite : 10/30/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Oct. 29, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped successfully propel another in a series of Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF military navigation satellites into orbit today. The latest mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, a dozen attitude control thrusters and six helium pressurization tanks.

The GPS satellite...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Thrust Chamber Assembly Using Copper Alloy Additive Manufacturing Technology : 10/17/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2014) – NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket engine Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. This testing, conducted for the first time in the industry, was done with cooperation between Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate Game-Changing Development Program and NASA’s Glenn Research Center under a Space Act Agreement.


Aerojet Rocketdyne Selected to Provide Power and Propulsion for 2020 Mars Rover Mission : 10/17/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently received a contract from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to supply the thrusters that would help land the next rover on Mars after it is launched in 2020.

Under a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy, Aerojet Rocketdyne also would supply the power source that would enable the rover to move around and conduct experiments on the red planet. The next rover is expected to carry more sophisticated, upgraded...

Global Xpress Delivers to the U.S. Government : 10/10/2014

Service Offers Worldwide, End-to-End Ka-band Network to U.S. Government Customers through High-Capacity Steerable Beams; Exceeds Expectations During User Evaluations

Washington D.C., (Oct. 6, 2014) -- Inmarsat, in partnership with its Value Added Resellers, has begun providing wideband communications capability to U.S. government customers through its Global Xpress service carried over the first Inmarsat-5 satellite.

Using 72 fixed beams in commercial Ka-band, along with military Ka-band...

Inmarsat signs MOA with TECOM for Global Xpress government aviation terminals : 10/06/2014

Washington, D.C., (Oct. 6, 2014) - Inmarsat and TECOM, a part of Smiths Microwave and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high-performance antenna systems, have established a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) to manufacture Global Xpress aviation terminals for the government market.

TECOM's initial offering for the government aviation market is the recently-developed Ka-5000 SATCOM antenna system. This terminal will allow government aeronautical customers access to the high-speed wideband capabilities of the Inmarsat...


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