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Aerojet Propulsion Systems to Maneuver Radiation Belt Storm Probes : 08/30/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that United Launch Alliance's Atlas V successfully lofted NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) on a two-year mission to explore the Van Allen belts. Each RBSP relies on an Aerojet integrated propulsion system that will be used throughout the mission to position the satellites.

The Atlas V launching RBSP also used eight Aerojet retro-rockets to separate...

Aerojet's LEO-7 Second Stage Rocket Motor Completes Successful Hot-Fire Test : 08/23/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 23, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Low Earth Orbit (LEO)-7 second stage rocket motor successfully completed a hot-fire test at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Aerojet monitored the recent full-duration test in support of the Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System program....

Thuraya MediaComms Soars to New Streaming Heights of 512 Kbps : 08/06/2012

Dubai (Aug. 6, 2012) - In an exciting development for the broadcast industry, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the leading international mobile satellite operator has once again confirmed heightened streaming speeds of 512 Kbps standard IP. This enhanced performance proves that IP bonding is very effective over media broadcast solutions and simple to execute. The new streaming speeds were successfully recorded at a recent roadshow in Paris organized by Thuraya...

Aerojet Propulsion Helps Land Mars Science Laboratory : 08/05/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) to a successful landing on the red planet at 10:32 p.m. PT on Aug. 5, 2012. The much-anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.

Aerojet engines assisted with entry, descent and landing. The company's thrusters also provided attitude control...

Boeing to Further Develop Commercial Crew Space Transportation System under NASA CCiCap Award Supported by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne : 08/03/2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2012) - NASA has selected Boeing to receive $460 million in additional funding to further develop the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System in the third round of the Commercial Crew Program, Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap). In its partnership with Boeing on CCiCap, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will continue to support development of the service module with integrated launch-abort propulsion system for the...

Aerojet SEP Study Demonstrates Affordability Enhancement for NASA Exploration : 07/30/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2012) – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, completed a Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) mission concept study for NASA Glenn Research Center that demonstrated the ability to reduce the mission cost for NASA Human Exploration cargo missions by more than 50 percent through the use of existing flight-proven SEP systems.

Self-funded under a collaborative Space Act Agreement, Aerojet’s SEP mission concept study yielded a...

GMV Awarded Contract for MEASAT-3b Communications Satellite Control Center : 07/23/2012

Rockville, Md. (July 23, 2012) - GMV USA (www.usa.gmv.com) the Rockville, Maryland based US affiliate of the multinational satellite ground systems supplier, GMV (www.gmv.com), has been selected for a contract with MEASAT Global Berhad ("MEASAT") to provide the satellite ground control and payload ground control systems for the MEASAT-3b satellite. The project builds on GMV's significant satellite...

Thuraya Partners with T-Mobile to Launch Roaming Service in USA : 07/17/2012

Abu Dhabi (July 17, 2012) - Leading international mobile satellite operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched its roaming service in the United States of America in partnership with the American mobile operator, T-Mobile. The service, which commenced on July 12, allows Thuraya subscribers to roam seamlessly with their Thuraya mobile numbers into the T-Mobile network that reaches 96 percent of Americans. Thuraya customers in the region can now make...

NASA Selects Aerojet for Space Launch System Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration / Risk Reduction Negotiations : 07/16/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 16, 2012) – Aerojet, a GenCorp company (NYSE: GY), announced today that it was one of a number of firms selected to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).

Aerojet’s “Full-Scale Combustion Stability Demonstration” solution was geared at improving the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for SLS. This selection is expected to result in a firm-...

GMV Leads Satellite Navigation Project In Collaboration With The South African National Space Agency : 07/12/2012

ROCKVILLE, Md. (July 12, 2012) - GMV (www.gmv.com), a private, multi-national firm based in Madrid, Spain with U.S. headquarters in Rockville, Md., is leading a major satellite navigation project in collaboration with the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). The project, SBAS Awareness and Training for South Africa (SATSA), will increase the technological navigation capacity in the South African region ultimately improving...

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