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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

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...

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Latest Hot-Fire Test on Launch Abort Engine for Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft : 03/12/2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. (March 12, 2012) - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, successfully completed a full-mission duration hot-fire test on a Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The CST-100 spacecraft, designed to transport people to the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations, is in development under NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program.

The Service...

The Rocket City Space Pioneers' Lander to be Named "Spirit of Alabama" : 03/09/2012

Pelham, AL (March 9, 2012) - "Spirit of Alabama" will be the name of the Alabama-based Rocket City Space Pioneers' (RCSP's) lunar lander competing in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE thanks to some help from Karen McDonald's fourth-grade class at Valley Intermediate School. The students won the team's "Name the Lander" contest, earning them a trip to Space Camp™ in Huntsville and their teacher a $500 gift card for classroom supplies. The surprise announcement was made to the class yesterday.


Thuraya Showcases World's Most Portable Voice and Data Solutions at Satellite 2012 : 03/08/2012

Abu Dhabi (Mar. 8, 2012) - In applications from field journalism to Government end users, and from humanitarian relief to disaster assistance, the need for small, light, highly portable satellite broadband terminals has never been greater and Thuraya is highlighting its sleek, convenient Thuraya IP at Satellite 2012, from March 12 to 15 in Washington, DC.

A world leader maintaining 60% market share of the satellite handheld market in its coverage area, Thuraya has also been first worldwide in...

The International Space University's 27th Space Studies Program to Convene in Montreal, Canada : 03/01/2012

Strasbourg, France (Mar. 1, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU) is proud to announce that its 27th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session will be hosted by the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and HEC Montréal in 2014.

The 2014 session will mark the third time that the ISU has convened an SSP in Canada. After Toronto in 1990 and Vancouver in 2005, the selection of Montréal will bring the SSP to a centre of Canadian Space Excellence, home to a large number of space-related...

Aerojet Propulsion Propels Atlas V Launch Vehicle and Delivers MUOS Satellite to Orbit : 02/24/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, provided its solid rocket boosters to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle for the inaugural launch of the U.S. Navy's five-satellite Mobile User Object System (MUOS). Built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system that will significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move.

Five Aerojet AJ60 Solid Rocket Boosters (...

Space Experts Gather at ISU to Discuss Sustainability of Space Activities : 02/17/2012

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 17, 2012) - From 21 to 23 February, the International Space University (ISU) in collaboration with NASA will welcome more than 150 space experts from various space agencies, industries and academia at the occasion of its 16th Annual Symposium entitled


Each year, the International Space University (ISU) organizes a three...


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