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Aerojet's Engine Powers Delta II Second Stage for the COSMO-SkyMed Constellation : 11/08/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engine helped propel Friday night's launch of the Delta II launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in Calif. This is the fourth launch, completing the COSMO-SkyMed constellation.

The overall objective of the COSMO-SkyMed program is global Earth observation, particularly in the Mediterranean area. Some applications of this constellation include analyzing effects of natural disasters; coastal...

Aerojet Completes Acceptance Testing on Second R-4D Development Engine Supporting NASA’s Orion Service Module : 11/01/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, successfully completed acceptance testing on the second R-4D development engine. The R-4D is the Aerojet engine that will be used on NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle for the service module auxiliary propulsion. Eight R-4D engines, arranged in four pods of two each, will provide thrust for critical Orion maneuvers.

The R-4D acceptance testing was a critical milestone in the Orion...

Aerojet Powers Japan's Third Successful Standard Missile-3 Intercept : 10/29/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force achieved its third ballistic missile intercept using a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA missile.

Aerojet's MK 72 booster and MK 104 dual-thrust rocket motor provided the first- and second-stage propulsion for this critical and successful hit-to-kill intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target in space. This is the 18th SM-3 intercept.


Outlast Technologies and Auri Footwear Continue Partnership with Spring 2011 Line : 10/26/2010

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 26, 2010) - Outlast Technologies, leader in heat management and moisture reduction in footwear, announces licensee Auri Footwear is launching its spring 2011 line that once again incorporates Outlast® heat management technology for all-day foot comfort.

Showcasing the season's most popular trends, the spring 2011 line debuted to rave reviews and received attention of top retailers at the recent FN Platform trade show in Las Vegas, Nev.

For spring 2011,...

OEL Launches Utility Base Layers: Structurewear Powered by Outlast® Technology : 10/12/2010

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2010) - Outlast Technologies, leader in heat management and moisture reduction in performance wear, announces new licensee OEL Worldwide Industries is launching Structurewear - an all-purpose line of base layers featuring Outlast® heat management technology.

Delivering superior comfort and performance, OEL Structurewear is designed to be worn under any work uniform, sports clothing, outdoor wear or business attire. The base layers offer triple the benefits...

ISU Students Track Airplanes from the Stratosphere : 10/09/2010

KIRUNA, Sweden (Oct. 9, 2010) - An experiment, designed, built and tested by a team of three students at the International Space University (ISU) successfully launched on-board a stratospheric balloon from Esrange Space Center in the Swedish Arctic. The experiment, called I-BATE (ISU-Balloon Air Traffic control Experiment), relayed aircraft transponder signals back to the students monitoring on the ground in hopes of advancing the current state-of-the-art of air-traffic management. A receiver donated by Kinetic...

Aerojet's Successful Main Engine Injector Tests Provide Milestone for NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle : 09/30/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, under contract to Lockheed Martin, successfully completed development injector testing for the 7500-pound thrust Orion main engine (OME) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. The OME is a pressure-fed, regeneratively cooled, storable bi-propellant engine that is a technically advanced, increased performance version of Aerojet's flight-proven 6000-pound thrust space shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System Engine (OMS-E).

The test...

Aerojet Produces 1000th Rocket Motor for U.S., Canadian and Royal Australian Navies : 09/30/2010


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the company has produced 1000 solid rocket motors for the MK234 Nulka active expendable decoy. A ceremony attended by congressional, diplomatic, Navy and industry officials was held at Aerojet's Orange County, Va., facility today to commemorate the milestone.

Nulka provides highly effective self defense for naval surface combatants against modern anti-ship missiles (ASM). On launch, Nulka flies a trajectory that when combined with electronic radiation lures ASMs away from their intended targets. As an autonomous flight vehicle, the Nulka is capable...

NASA and OPTIMUS PRIME Collaborate to Educate Youth : 09/29/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2010) - NASA has developed a contest to raise students' awareness of technology transfer efforts and how NASA technologies contribute to our everyday lives.

NASA is collaborating with Hasbro using the correlation between the popular TRANSFORMERS brand, featuring its leader OPTIMUS PRIME, and spinoffs from NASA technologies created for aeronautics and space missions that are used here on Earth. The goal is to help students understand that NASA technology 'transforms' into things...

International Students to Track Airplanes From Space : 09/24/2010

STRASBOURG, France (Sept. 24, 2010) - The International Space University - Balloon Air Traffic Control Experiment (I-BATE) is ready to launch from the Esrange Space Centre in the Swedish Arctic between 4 October and 9 October, 2010. The I-BATE will be one of several payloads onboard a stratospheric scientific balloon that will fly to the edge of space. From the balloon's high-altitude vantage-point, 30-kilometers up, I-BATE will receive and relay to the ground ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast)...


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