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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports United Launch Alliance Launch of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 into Orbit for NASA : 07/02/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped propel the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) into orbit for NASA. The OCO-2 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-27A booster engine, an AJ10-118K upper-stage engine and four MR-103G 0.2 lbf spacecraft thrusters.

“As a propulsion provider on every Delta II launch...

Inmarsat appoints SpaceX for future satellite launches : 07/02/2014

2 July 2014 – Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite services, today announced that it has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for its S-band satellite and up to two further Inmarsat missions. Under the terms of its agreement with SpaceX, Inmarsat expects to use the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, but will retain the possibility of using a Falcon 9 as an alternative, providing further launch flexibility.

Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s Chief...

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the City of Folsom Collaborate to Alleviate California Drought Conditions : 07/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and the City of Folsom have completed infrastructure improvements that are designed to preserve the water capacity of Lake Folsom by using treated groundwater for the company’s industrial water system. The improvements include upgrades to a groundwater treatment plant and the construction of an interim pipeline, which will supply about two million gallons of water per day to Aerojet Rocketdyne...

Global Xpress® Service Begins : 06/30/2014

30 June 2014 – With the successful completion of extensive satellite and end-user tests, Inmarsat is pleased to announce that its first Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress (GX) satellite has achieved commercial service introduction (CSI), beginning with United States (US) Government customers within the satellite’s Indian Ocean Region coverage area.

US Government customers are the first users of Inmarsat Global Xpress. “The unique combination of global coverage and military satellite...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes J-2X Testing : 06/26/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice its designed life service. Delivering 30...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Large Class Second Stage Motor Test for the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center : 06/25/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Large Class 92” diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at sea level conditions at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah. The first successful test at simulated altitude conditions was conducted on Feb.12, 2014 at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tenn. This is the largest motor ever tested at either...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Engine Made Entirely with Additive Manufacturing : 06/23/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing. The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion.

“The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another significant milestone in our path to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s EKV DACS Performs in Successful GMD Interceptor Test : 06/22/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its liquid Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) successfully performed its mission-critical role in the latest flight intercept test of the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. The vital GMD program currently is the United States’ only defense against long-range ballistic missile attacks....

Satcom Direct Communications is named an Inmarsat Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress : 06/11/2014

Satellite Beach, Fla. (June 11, 2014) – Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the government/military services branch of Satcom Direct, will provide Global Xpress  services to the U.S. government.

Satcom Direct has been an Inmarsat partner since 1997 and is presently one of the company’s largest aviation services providers. In their most recent partnership, Satcom Direct Communications has now been appointed a Value Added Reseller by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile...

SpyMeSat Mobile App Now Offers High Resolution Satellite Imagery : 06/10/2014

GREENBELT, Md. (June 10, 2014) – Orbit Logic announced today that the iPhone version of their SpyMeSat mobile app will now offer in-app purchase of recent high resolution satellite imagery.  SpyMeSat users will be able to use their mobile device to preview a recent commercial satellite image of a specified location, select the desired image size, and purchase the image for download.  Once the images are...


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