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Aerojet Propulsion Adjusts Trajectory of NASA’s Mars-bound Spacecraft : 01/12/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its hydrazine thrusters powered a critical in-flight maneuver for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. This important maneuver aligned the spacecraft's trajectory with its landing target.

On Jan. 11, 2012, eight small monopropellant hydrazine thrusters fired for nearly three hours in order to position the spacecraft more precisely toward its planned landing spot in Mars' Gale Crater. The trajectory,...

ISU‘s Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program opens in Adelaide : 01/05/2012

Adelaide, Australia / Strasbourg, France (Jan. 5, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France with the University of South Australia has joined forces again to bring world class space education to the southern hemisphere with a five-week intensive program set to launch on Monday 9 January 2012.

The Opening Ceremony for the program will be held in the Hawke Building on the UniSA City West Campus in Adelaide at 3:30 PM, on Monday. January 9. A total of 34 students from 12 countries (...

Aerojet’s Sacramento Facility Achieves One Million Man Hours Without a Lost-time Injury : 12/21/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has once again achieved one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

The Sacramento site reached the milestone on Nov. 26.  “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment by our Sacramento facility,” said Sacramento Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety, Chris Conley. “This milestone demonstrates the entire team's commitment to a safe workplace and safe work...

Aerojet to Expand in Huntsville : 12/16/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2010) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that over the next few months it will expand its presence in the Huntsville community by hiring 25 local engineers. This growth will allow Aerojet to provide collaborative engineering expertise, program management support and business development outreach to our government and prime customers located in the Huntsville area and across the Southeastern United States.

"Huntsville is an important location for our DoD...

Carlton Brewer Named Aerojet Huntsville Site Executive : 12/02/2011

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Dec. 2, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Carlton Brewer has been appointed as site executive for its Huntsville, Ala. location.

Carlton has worked in the aerospace and defense sector over the past 24 years in varying levels of responsibility within the Department of Defense weapons system program management. He joined the growing Aerojet Huntsville office in November 2010 working in Business Development and now assumes the lead executive role where he will...

Successful GMLRS+ Rocket Flight Test Demonstrates New Aerojet Scalable Effects Warhead : 11/30/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its new scalable effects warhead was successfully demonstrated on Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) rocket today during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. This new warhead provides the user the ability to select a range of detonation yields depending on the target.

The warhead was set to low-yield output prior to the 49-kilometer (30-mile) flight and scored...

Thuraya Displays Telecom Solutions that Enable Digital Oil-Field at World Petroleum Congress : 11/30/2011

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 30, 2011) - The global energy business represents trillions of dollars per annum. The industry involves hundreds of huge exploration, production, refinery and storage facilities around the globe. The majority of oil and gas sites are located in remote on-shore areas or at sea. Hence, for efficient operations and communications between the different teams and locations, energy professionals rely heavily on satellite communications, especially during exploration phases and off-...

Expert Expeditionist Adrian Hayes Deploys Thuraya Solutions for 1,500 Kilometer Journey : 11/29/2011

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 29, 2011) - The innovative solutions of Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite services operator, have been selected as the main telecom service to be deployed by the Footsteps of Thesiger team member, Adrian Hayes and a support film crew during a challenging 1,500 kilometer expedition from Salalah in Oman to Abu Dhabi. On the journey, the team will be depending on Thuraya XT and the world's smallest satellite broadband solution to support 384 Kbps streaming,...

Aerojet and FTT Announce Major Next Generation Engine Milestone : 11/28/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has successfully completed a major milestone in the development of a ground demonstrator for the Next Generation Engine (NGE) program. Aerojet, along with its partner Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT), recently completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the turbopump assembly before an Independent Review Team comprised of third party turbomachinery experts.

"We continue to make steady progress on...

Aerojet Propulsion Boosts Next Generation Mars Science Laboratory Mission : 11/26/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped launch a new era of planetary exploration by providing propulsion for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission that lifted off today on a scientific endeavor to the red planet.

Four Aerojet AJ60 Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) igniting at lift-off increased the launch thrust of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket by more than 1.5 million pounds. All Atlas V launches requiring extra boost performance have flown Aerojet-...


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