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First Global Xpress Satellite Successfully Completes In-Orbit Testing : 03/07/2014

07 March 2014: Inmarsat, (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today confirmed that the first satellite in its game-changing Global Xpress (GX) constellation (Inmarsat-5 F1) is on course to achieve commercial service introduction (CSI) by mid-year 2014. The announcement follows the successful completion of Inmarsat-5 F1's month-long in-orbit testing (IOT) programme, in conjunction with its partner Boeing, which saw the new Ka-band satellite...

L-3 Telemetry-West Introduces New Telemetry, Command & Ranging Solutions for Commercial Satellites : 03/03/2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 3, 2014) - L-3 Telemetry-West (L-3 TW) announced today that it is now supplying commercial GEO satellite Telemetry, Command & Ranging (TC&R) solutions featuring its new CTKu-900 and CRKu-900 transmitter/receiver products. These highly advanced components are the newest additions to the company's growing portfolio of Telemetry, Tracking & Control (TT&C) products for the commercial satellite marketplace and offer a faster delivery and increased performance solution.


Aerojet Rocketdyne Provides Propulsion for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite : 02/27/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, provided propulsion for NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite, launched from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center in Japan aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket. Once separated from the launch vehicle, the GPM satellite uses 12 Aerojet Rocketdyne MR-106L 5.0 lbf monopropellant thrusters for attitude control.

“We are proud to be part of a mission that will help...

Northrop Grumman's Delivery of Modular Space Vehicle Means Faster, Flexible, Small Satellite Launch Capabilities : 02/26/2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2014) - Battlefield commanders have long wanted satellites that can be assembled quickly and launched rapidly to meet immediate needs. Now they have that capability with the plug-and-play Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) delivered Feb. 25 by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC).

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Navigation Satellite Launch for U.S. Military : 02/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully propelled the fifth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF military navigation satellite into orbit today. The GPS IIF-5 satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68 booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine and multiple spacecraft attitude control thrusters...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests the Large Class Second Stage Motor for the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center : 02/12/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Large Class 92" diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at simulated altitude conditions at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold AFB, Tenn.

The Large Class second stage was designed, fabricated and tested by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Hill AFB, Utah, under a demonstration...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Latest Communications Satellite for NASA : 01/24/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a vital role in placing the second of three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS-L) into orbit for NASA. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage thrusters used for roll, pitch, yaw and...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Tyler Evans as Vice President of Defense Advanced Programs : 01/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Tyler Evans will join the company as vice president of its “Rocket Shop” Defense Advanced Programs unit.

In this role, Evans primarily will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership, and driving the process improvements needed to execute a diverse portfolio of defense-related new product developments. He will continue to maintain the momentum...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Engines Boost Antares Rocket and Will Enable ISS Rendezvous : 01/09/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its dual AJ26 main engine system successfully boosted Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on the first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission carrying the Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 1:07 p.m. EST from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Launch Abort Engine Development Testing for Boeing’s CST-100 Spacecraft : 12/16/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2013) Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it completed development testing of a flight-like Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for an innovative “pusher” launch abort system on The Boeing Company’s CST-100 spacecraft.

The launch abort engine is a critical component of future commercial crew transportation to low-Earth orbit. A pusher launch abort system “pushes” or propels a spacecraft toward safety if a launch abort is...


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