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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...

The SI Names Retired Air Force General Tom Sheridan to Lead National Security Space Business : 04/16/2012

CHANTILLY, Va. (April 16, 2012) - The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) has named retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John T. "Tom" Sheridan as vice president of its National Security Space line of business.

General Sheridan retired in August 2011 as the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. He also served as the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, managing the research, design, development, acquisition, and...

Thuraya to Participate in 28th National Space Symposium in US : 04/16/2012

Abu Dhabi (April 16, 2012) -  Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator will be a key participant at the premier US space policy and program forum, the 28th National Space Symposium. A delegation led by Thuraya's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Halawi will be representing the Company that has market leadership in mobile satellite handhelds, with a 60 percent market share within its coverage area that spans Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

At this event that will...

Northrop Grumman Highlights Capabilities for Leading Next Generation into Space at 28th National Space Symposium : 04/13/2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2012) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is leading the next generation into space with strategic products and systems it will highlight throughout the 28th National Space Symposium (NSS) in Colorado Springs April 16-19 at exhibit #600.

"We are featuring innovative missions of all sizes and showcasing a group of key products we've developed to support them," said Jeff Grant, vice president and general manager of Space Systems for Northrop Grumman...

Boeing to Demonstrate Leadership in Space at National Space Symposium : 04/09/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 9, 2012) - The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, human spaceflight activities, cyber capabilities and advanced space development at the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium. This year's event takes place April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

"Space continues to be an important frontier for innovative capabilities and advanced technologies, and Boeing is...

Orbital Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Company's Founding : 04/02/2012

Dulles, Va.,  (Apr. 2, 2012) - Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) celebrated the company's first three decades in the space business today as it completed 30 years of operations since the enterprise's founding on April 2, 1982. At anniversary events at the company's Dulles, Virginia headquarters and at other sites in Arizona, California, Maryland and Virginia, Orbital executives thanked employees and customers for making possible the company's successes to date, and for providing exciting...

Thuraya Elects New Board of Directors during Annual General Meeting : 04/02/2012

Abu Dhabi, (April 2, 2012) -  Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator yesterday announced the election of a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting. Serving a three-year term, the newly elected 2012 Board of Directors comprises:

1. Mr. Mohammad Hassan Omran, Chairman -- ETISALAT
2. Mr. Khalid Ahmed Balkheyour, President & CEO -- ARABSAT
3. HH Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Munarak Saif Al Thani -- QTEL
4. Mr. Nasser Bin Obood, A/CEO -- ETISALAT UAE
5...

Aerojet Propulsion Helps Deliver Astronaut Care Packages : 03/27/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27, 2012 -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines will be providing the main propulsion for Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) as it maneuvers for a scheduled docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on March 28.

Working with the ATV prime contractor Astrium, an EADS company, Aerojet provides four R 4D-11 110 lbf class liquid bipropellant engines for ATV maneuvering as the spacecraft approaches the ISS. The vehicle's flight...

Aerojet Marks 70 Years Serving the Warfighter and Powering Exploration : 03/19/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its 70th anniversary today, marking the March 19, 1942 founding of Aerojet Engineering Corporation by world-renowned aerodynamicist Dr. Theodore von Kármán and five California Institute of Technology colleagues. These rocket pioneers leveraged their ingenuity and shared passion for rocketry to create a company that today has powered some of the nation's most critical defense and exploration missions.

Launching as...

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