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John Schumacher Joins GenCorp to Lead Business Relations : 04/29/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 29, 2013) - GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY), headquartered in Sacramento, California announced today that John Schumacher will join the GenCorp team as vice president for Business Relations. He will be responsible for developing aerospace and defense focused government relations and implementing business growth plans globally for GenCorp. "John is a proven innovator in the global aerospace marketplace," said GenCorp CEO Scott Seymour. "He is an important addition...

Aerojet’s Dual AJ26 Engines Launch Historic Antares Test Flight : 04/21/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its dual AJ26 main engine system successfully powered the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Antares rocket as the vehicle was launched on its maiden flight from NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

The two Aerojet AJ26 engines, which form the Antares rocket's first-stage main engine system, burned for 233 seconds and provided 816,000 lbs of vacuum thrust as it...

Stephane Israel named Chairman and CEO of Arianespace : 04/18/2013

EVRY, France (April 18, 2013) - The Board of Directors of Arianespace today named Stéphane Israël Chairman and CEO of the company, effective Monday, April 22, 2013.

Stéphane Israël, born in 1971, was appointed as a judge in the French Court of Auditors in 2001 after graduating from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). While in this position, he participated in missions concerning French space policy and the Ariane launch system. He moved to the aerospace industry in 2007,...

Thuraya Expands its GSM Roaming Coverage Across the Americas : 04/17/2013

DUBAI, UAE (April 17, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator today announced that it has extended its GSM roaming coverage to 11 additional countries across the Americas in partnership with leading telecommunications providers, Claro and Telefónica. A subsidiary of América Móvil, Claro is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, operating in 18 countries across the Americas. Telefónica operates across 14 countries...

GMV Restructures its Space Business in the USA : 04/10/2013

Madrid, Spain / Rockville, MD (April 10, 2013) - GMV (, the private, multi-national firm based in Madrid, leading supplier of Commercial satellite ground systems in the world, is restructuring and selling its U.S. Institutional Aerospace business while retaining its Commercial Space business.

As part of this restructuring, GMV has established a new company, GMV Innovating Solutions, Inc. based in Rockville, MD to serve as the new GMV...

Thuraya Appoints Eric Béranger to its Board of Directors : 04/08/2013

DUBAI, UAE (April 8, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, announced today the appointment of Eric Béranger to its Board of Directors. Béranger will be occupying the Board seat recently vacated by Charles Moore of Lockheed Martin, who recently retired on March 14, 2013.

Ahmad Julfar, Chairman of Thuraya's Board said: "Thuraya is pleased to welcome Eric Béranger to our Board of Directors. Eric's enormous industry knowledge and...

Premier Issue of New Space Journal Launched at 29th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs : 04/08/2013

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (April 8, 2013) - New Space, the groundbreaking, peer-reviewed Journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, launched its inaugural issue at the 29th National Space Symposium being held April 8-11 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief Professor Scott Hubbard from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University,...

ISU will Host the First “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” on April 5, 2013 : 03/19/2013

STRASBOURG, France (March 19, 2013)The International Space University (ISU) and The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) organize the first "Galaxy Forum Europe 2013". This free, one-day, program exclusively for teachers and journalists will be devoted to Galaxy Astronomy and 21st Century Education in Europe. This event will be hosted by the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, on April 5...

Aerojet Leads Investment in Unified Nexsys : 03/18/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its investment in Carlsbad-based company Unified Nexsys, Inc. closes the Series A funding round for the software startup.

Unified Nexsys manufactures software and hardware technologies that discover, configure and connect devices securely to Wide Area Network clients over any Internet Protocol-based networks. The streamlined configuration solutions enable real-time situational...

Aerojet Announces Successful Requalification of its Delta II AJ10-118K Second Stage Engine : 03/15/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its Delta II second stage engine, the AJ10-118K, successfully passed a requalification test of its ablative chamber at Aerojet's J4 altitude simulation test facility in Sacramento.

The intent of the requalification program was to replace the asbestos insulator material with a readily-available and environmentally-friendly alternative. The three-burn hot fire test simulated a "test-like...


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