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U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman Accomplish Goals for At-Sea Demonstration of Maritime Laser : 04/08/2011

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY POINT MUGU, Calif. (April 8, 2011) -- The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have successfully demonstrated high-energy, solid-state laser defenses at sea by completing a "counter-material" test of the Maritime Laser Demonstrator (MLD) against small boats.

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Aerojet's Dave Caldwell Expands Role in Missile Defense and Strategic Programs : 04/08/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Dave Caldwell, director for Missile Defense and Strategic programs in the company's Washington, D.C. Operations office, will assume the added responsibility of supporting Aerojet's efforts to foster a sustainable and innovative U.S. rocket propulsion industrial base. He also will continue to support Aerojet's activities across the full spectrum of the missile defense and strategic sectors.

"Dave Caldwell has...

Hypertronics Features Proven Interconnect Solutions at 27th National Space Symposium : 04/06/2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2011) - Hypertronics Corporation, a Smiths Interconnect business and world-leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications will be present at the 27th National Space Symposium being held at the Broadmoor Hotel,  Colorado Springs, CO., April 11th - April 14th. 

For the duration of the symposium, an event that attracts many of the best and brightest from the...

Boeing to Feature Latest Innovations at National Space Symposium : 04/04/2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 4, 2011) -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, human spaceflight activities and network-enhanced technologies at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium. This year's event takes place April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

“The National Space Symposium gives Boeing the opportunity to showcase our strengths in developing and delivering innovative space and satellite capabilities,” said Roger Krone, president of the Network...

Communications Crosslink Between Northrop Grumman-Built STSS Satellites Extends Real-Time 'Stereo Tracking' of Space Objects : 04/04/2011

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (April 4, 2011) -- The communications crosslink between the twin Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration satellites, built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), has shown its effectiveness in transmitting high-precision, real-time missile tracking data to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

The radio frequency crosslink enabled both STSS satellites to simultaneously...

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...


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