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Aerojet Rocket Motors Propel Successful Standard Missile-3 Intercept : 05/10/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it contributed to last night's successful flight test of Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB where the missile intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target. Aerojet's MK 72 booster and MK 104 dual-thrust rocket motor provided the first and second stage propulsion while Aerojet's Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) maneuvered the SM-3 Kinetic Warhead into the target for the final hit...

Aerojet Solid Rocket Boosters Help Launch Military Communications Satellite : 05/04/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) helped power today's launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a military payload.

Launching in its 531 configuration, the Atlas V vehicle relied on the power of three Aerojet SRBs. Each SRB measures 67-feet long and provides an average of 250,000 pounds of thrust. Aerojet SRBs have flown in previous vehicle configurations using one, two, three and five...

SGAC Announces its First International Space Solar Power Competition for Students and Young Professionals : 05/03/2012

IAF SEOCSGAC, together with the Space Solar Power Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, have released a new technical paper competition to seek out innovative approaches to Space Solar Power (SSP), also in collaboration with the Space Education and Outreach and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committees of the IAF, and partially sponsored by Space Canada.

The competition challenges entrants, which can be either individuals or small groups with up to three members, to write a technical paper about...

Aerojet Completes Testing of Next-Generation Exploration Thruster : 04/26/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully completed development testing of its MR-104H 100 lbf-class monopropellant hydrazine thruster.

Working with Boeing Exploration Launch Systems and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Aerojet successfully completed environmental and hot-fire performance testing of the MR-104H in Redmond, Wash. The MR-104 product line matured under NASA's Constellation program and is applicable for future...

Dynetics Opens New Solutions Complex : 04/25/2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 25, 2012) - The new Dynetics Solutions Complex opened here today at 1004 Explorer Blvd. will expand capabilities in research and development and production for aerospace, cyber and defense products in Huntsville. It is a high-tech prototyping facility, incorporating the latest resources available to produce quality products rapidly and affordably for both commercial and government customers. The opening of the new facility is intended to add 250 to 300 additional jobs over the next...

ORBITEC and Sierra Nevada Space Systems Begin Testing Dream Chaser® Orbital Crew Vehicle Life Support and Thermal Systems : 04/23/2012

Madison, Wis. (April 23, 2012) - Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) is the prime contractor for Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) and Thermal Control System (TCS) for the Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser® Space System. ORBITEC has, along with its partner Hamilton Sundstrand, successfully completed two major tests for SNC under NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Program. The tests include the first integrated system testing and first integrated human testing of ECLSS and TCS components developed for the Dream Chaser®, SNC's reusable orbital crew vehicle, intended to carry astronauts to and from low Earth orbit.

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Dynetics and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Announce Exclusive Partnership to Compete for NASA SLS Booster Contract : 04/18/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 18, 2012) - Dynetics and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) announced here today at the National Space Symposium a long-term partnership to compete for the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (...

Dynetics Leads Team to Compete for NASA's Engineered Solutions & Prototyping Contract : 04/18/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2012) - Huntsville-based Dynetics is leading a North Alabama team to compete for the NASA Engineered Solutions & Prototyping (ESP) contract, a procurement that will advance the technological direction of Marshall Space Flight Center. Dynetics' exclusive teammates include B-K Manufacturing, CFDRC, Davidson Technologies, DCI, Freedom Information, Micro Craft, Phase IV Systems, Venturi, Yetispace, ARES Corporation, Zero Point Frontiers, Draper Laboratory, Hamilton...

Telespazio VEGA UK to Distribute Thuraya Solutions Globally : 04/18/2012

Abu Dhabi (April 18, 2012) - To further meet the requirements of global vertical markets, Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite services operator has recently signed a Service Partner agreement with Telespazio VEGA United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Telespazio SpA, a Finmeccanica/Thales company. Through this partnership, Telespazio VEGA will distribute Thuraya's integrated portfolio of satellite communications products which includes Thuraya IP, the world's most compact satellite broadband...

Aerojet Delivers 50th Flight-Ready Solid Rocket Booster to United Launch Alliance : 04/17/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has delivered the 50th Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) to United Launch Alliance (ULA) in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle.

The 50th-delivered SRB, along with two additional boosters, is scheduled to help launch a future mission in 2013. Aerojet won the Atlas V SRB contract in 1999 and delivered its first successful flight for the July 2003 launch of Rainbow 1, a commercial communications satellite...

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