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Aerojet Completes Acceptance Testing on First MR-104G Engine Supporting NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle : 03/30/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2011) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, successfully completed vibration and hot fire acceptance testing on its first development MR-104G mono-propellant rocket engine planned for use on NASA's Orion Crew Module (CM). Twelve 160-lb. thrust MR-104G engines, arranged in four single-engine pods and four dual-engine pods, provide the full complement of primary and redundant control required for critical maneuvers upon re-entry into...

Industry Alliance to Advance the Use of Hosted Payloads on Commercial Satellites : 03/30/2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2011) -- Seven satellite industry companies have agreed to form an industry alliance to increase awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites.
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) will serve as a bridge between government and private industry to foster open communication between potential users and providers of hosted payload capabilities.
HPA Steering Committee members are Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems...

Aerojet's Huntsville Office Hosts Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony : 03/25/2011

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 25, 2011) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that in partnership with Huntsville City Mayor Tommy Battle and Chamber of Commerce executives, it held a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the launch of Aerojet's new office expansion project. The event began at 4 p.m. and was held at Aerojet's future location at 7047 Old Madison Pike in Huntsville.

Several dignitaries attended the event, including: Congressman Mo Brooks; Mayor Tommy Battle; State Representative...

Aerojet Propulsion System Inserts Mercury MESSENGER Spacecraft into Mercury Orbit : 03/21/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2011) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft has successfully achieved the first-ever orbit around the planet Mercury using Aerojet's propulsion system. MESSENGER was launched aboard a Delta II on Aug. 3, 2004, and has traveled approximately five billion miles and flown by Earth, Venus and Mercury. The successful Mercury orbit insertion (MOI) maneuver begins a year-...

Aerojet Earns Energy Efficiency Incentives for its Ultraviolet Technology Project : 03/15/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2011) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, today was recognized by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the company's installation of a more energy-efficient ultraviolet (UV) treatment system in one of its environmental groundwater remediation facilities.

Existing equipment was projected to consume 270kW of power to treat the design flow to discharge standards. Following the installation of the more efficient UV system in Oct. 2010, the Groundwater...

Intelsat Picks MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. for Satellite Servicing : 03/15/2011

Luxembourg and Vancouver, BC (March 15, 2011) - Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA") for the servicing of Intelsat's on-orbit satellites via a space-based service vehicle to be provided by MDA. The innovative technology has the potential to extend the useful lives of Intelsat's satellites and enhance inorbit reliability. The services provided by...

The International Space University’s 25th Space Studies Program to Convene on the Florida Space Coast : 03/02/2011

Strasbourg, France (March 2, 2011) -- The International Space University (ISU) is proud to announce that it will hold its 25th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session at the Florida Institute of Technology and the NASA Kennedy Space Center, in Melbourne, Florida, USA from June 4 to August 3, 2012.

The selection of the United States Space Coast seems a natural fit to convene the 25th session of the Space Studies Program as the US gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.


ISU Space Education Fund Launched with Flag Commemoration on Space Shuttle : 02/23/2011

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 23, 2011) -- The Kalpana Chawla International Space University Scholarship Fund announces that NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, launching aboard the final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133 this month, will fly with her a flag commemorating India-born NASA Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla and the new scholarship fund established in her name.

In partnership with the International Space University (ISU), the Kalpana Chawla ISU Scholarship Fund endeavors to provide scholarship...

Aerojet Propulsion Maneuvers Second ATV Vehicle to ISS : 02/23/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2011) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that ESA Spacecraft PR6-2011 (Johannes Kepler) -- the second of five European Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) -- successfully launched aboard the European expendable launch system, Ariane 5, out of Kourou in French Guiana.

For the ATV mission, Aerojet delivered four model R-4D-11 110 lbf bipropellant rocket engines that are used to accomplish the circularization maneuvers and approach to docking with the...

The Association of Space Explorers Partners with ISU : 02/16/2011

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 16, 2011) - An historic partnership agreement has been signed by the European Section of the Association of Space Explorers representing Europe's astronauts and the International Space University.

The agreement was signed on Feb. 14, 2011, at the United Nations center in Vienna, Austria, by the president of ASE Europe, Cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, and ISU President Dr. Michael Simpson.

This cooperation aims to better exploit the value that astronauts and their experience...


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