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Draper, Digital Fly-By-Wire Team Enters Space Hall of Fame : 04/15/2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 15, 2010) - Draper Laboratory will enter the Space Technology Hall of Fame® on April 15 as part of the team that developed a system that makes space and air vehicles easier and safer to operate.

Draper developed Digital Fly-By-Wire as an extension of its work on the Apollo Guidance Computer. The concept uses a highly reliable computer and electronic flight control system, rather than mechanical or hydraulic-based systems, to stabilize and maneuver a vehicle. The computer is able to...

Aerojet Awarded Contract for Research and Technology in Aerospace Propulsion : 04/13/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that NASA Glenn Research Center has awarded the company a five-year Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide NASA with its space propulsion system technologies, including cryogenic and electric propulsion for spacecraft.

Aerojet is one of five companies to be awarded a contract - potentially worth up to $50 million - to support NASA's research and technology activities. A key to Aerojet...

Boeing to Provide Next-Generation GPS Ground Systems Support to U.S. Air Force : 04/12/2010

AURORA, Colo., (April 12, 2010) - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that, as part of the Raytheon team awarded the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) advanced control segment program (OCX), it will develop portions of the U.S. Air Force's new ground control segment. GPS OCX will provide more secure, accurate, and precise navigation around the world for military, humanitarian and commercial applications. 

The development contract, awarded recently by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's...

SES Consolidates U.S. Government Business : 04/09/2010

MCLEAN, Va. (April 9, 2010) - Global Satellite Operator SES today announced it is sharpening the focus of its U.S. Government business and is consolidating all USG capacity sales and delivery activities into a single business unit, named SES WORLD SKIES, U.S. Government Solutions.

SES WORLD SKIES, U.S. Government Solutions will leverage the combined resources and experience of SES WORLD SKIES and AMERICOM Government Services, Inc.  The combination of AMERICOM's 37 years of USG experience, along with SES' 41 GEO...

Aerojet Engine Test Demonstrates Engine Design for NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle : 04/08/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (April 8, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed 100 hot-fire test sequences of its R-1E 25-pound, thrust-bipropellant engine. The test included more than 27,389 starts with 6,298 seconds of total burn time under a broad variety of conditions expected for NASA's Orion service module.

Aerojet is providing propulsion to Lockheed Martin for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle as well as all engines aboard the Orion service module. Lockheed Martin is the...

Aerojet Engines Maneuver Discovery's Docking to ISS : 04/07/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Discovery's (STS-131) on-orbit operations and successful docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery lifted off on April 5 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked with the ISS today.
On this 33rd shuttle mission to the ISS, Discovery will deliver the Leonardo Multi-purpose Logistics Module for the station's laboratories. Several space walks are...

Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Achieve Joint Air-to-Ground Missle Rocket Motor Breakthrough : 04/06/2010

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 6, 2010) - Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] and Aerojet, a GenCorp [NYSE:GY] company and teammate on the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program, achieved a technological breakthrough by successfully completing full temperature range testing and validation to support a single rocket motor solution for all JAGM fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms. The final completed tests were a series of cold temperature missile motor firings conducted in Camden, AR.

The rocket motor was manufactured to a tactical...

Boeing to Spotlight Advanced Capabilities at National Space Symposium : 04/05/2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 5, 2010) - The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, intelligence and security solutions, human spaceflight activities and advanced network technologies at the Space Foundation's 26th National Space Symposium. This year's event takes place April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

"Whether we're building and launching satellites, processing payloads for human spaceflight missions or providing solutions that protect the United States from cyber...

Aerojet's Advanced Third Stage Technology Demonstration Motor Successfully Tested by Air Force : 03/25/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 25, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and the U.S. Air Force conducted a successful static test of Aerojet's Advanced Third Stage (A3S) technology demonstration motor in support of the U.S. Family of Motors for military and commercial applications.

The A3S motor is being developed on the Propulsion Application Program (PAP) under contract to the 526th ICBM Systems Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The test was conducted at altitude conditions by the Air Force...

GMV Selected to Provide GPS-Based Technology for Malaysia's Most Advanced Urban Transportation System : 03/17/2010

MADRID, Spain (March 17, 2010) - GMV (www.gmv.com), a Spanish-based leader in fleet management systems with North American headquarters in Rockville, Md., was selected by Putrajaya Corporation to supply a new fleet control system for the city of Putrajaya, Malaysia. In a consortium with Raisevest Sdn Bhd, GMV's fleet management experience for urban passenger transportation will make Putrajaya the first city in Malaysia to operate one of today's most advanced urban-transportation...

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