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European Space Propulsion Secures First Flight Contract to Deliver FORMOSAT-7 Thrusters : 06/21/2013

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (June 21, 2013) - European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, announced today that it has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) for the delivery of 19 MR-103 thrusters for the FORMOSAT-7 program.

This first award for ESP includes delivery of thrusters for six spacecraft and an option for hardware for an additional six spacecraft. FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 program is a joint constellation metrological satellite mission...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes First in a Series of Full-Motion Tests on America’s Next Rocket Engine : 06/21/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2013) – The leading rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully completed the first in a series of full motion hot-fire tests on the J-2X engine at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA has selected the J-2X as the upper-stage propulsion for the evolved 143‑ton (130-metric ton) Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle.

“This successful test was extremely...

Thuraya Secures Multi-Million Dollar Long-Term Financing : 06/20/2013

DUBAI, UAE (June 20, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite services operator is pleased to announce it has secured a term financing facility through Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB). Thuraya will use the proceeds to upgrade its network infrastructure and to support further development and expansion of its product portfolio, including the highly successful Thuraya SatSleeve satellite adaptor for smartphones.

"We are pleased to have secured this financing and...

European Space Propulsion and European Astrotech Limited Sign Fueling Services Agreement : 06/18/2013

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (June 18, 2013) - European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, and European Astrotech Limited (EAL) announced today that they have signed an agreement to combine resources to support the growing satellite fueling services market.

Using the companies' resources and capabilities, the team can extend a global reach supporting multiple launch campaigns with improved capacity for business fluctuation.

"ESP is very pleased to be working with...

Orbit Logic to Integrate GeoEye-1 into DigitalGlobe Planning Software : 06/18/2013

GREENBELT, Md. (June 18th, 2013) - Orbit Logic announced today a contract award from DigitalGlobe to integrate the GeoEye-1 satellite into Orbit Logic's Direct Access Facility Collection Planning System (DAF CPS) software for DigitalGlobe's Direct Access Program (DAP) customers. The new version of DAF CPS will integrate former GeoEye international ground station partners into standard DigitalGlobe DAP operations and will be available for deployment before the end of 2013. Under the...

Aerojet Rocketdyne SM-3 Block IIA TDACS Completes Full System Hot Fire Testing : 06/18/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2013) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it completed its first Block IIA Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) fully-integrated flight weight system hot fire test for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA program. The SM-3 program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and by prime contractor Raytheon Missile Systems.

This first of several SM-3 Block IIA TDACS development and qualification units was...

Jim Maser Named GenCorp Head of Corporate Strategy and Development : 06/17/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2013) - GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY), headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., announces the appointment of Jim Maser as vice president for Corporate Strategy and Development for the company. Reporting to GenCorp's President and CEO Scott Seymour, Maser will focus on the growth of GenCorp's business base and shareholder value.

"We are very fortunate to have Jim Maser lead our corporate strategy efforts at this critical point in the future of GenCorp," said Seymour. "...

Warren M. Boley, Jr. Named President of Aerojet Rocketdyne : 06/17/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2013) - GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) announced today that Warren M. Boley, Jr. will serve as the president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, a recently formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of GenCorp Inc., effective June 17, 2013. Aerojet Rocketdyne brings together the storied capabilities of America's two premier rocket propulsion companies.

Boley first joined Aerojet as president in July 2012 and expands his role as president of the new Aerojet Rocketdyne company that was...

GenCorp Completes Acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies Corporation : 06/14/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 14, 2013) - GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all operations of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business (Rocketdyne) from United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). GenCorp will combine Rocketdyne with Aerojet-General Corporation (Aerojet), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GenCorp, and the combined businesses will operate as Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, California.

As part of...

The SI CEO Bill Graham Announces Retirement : 05/31/2013

CHANTILLY, Va. (May 31, 2013) - The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) today announced that Mac Curtis has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2013. He succeeds Bill Graham, who has been President and CEO since 2003 and will serve as Vice Chairman of the Company going forward.

"Bill spent 20 years with this business, including leading its growth and development over the last decade," said Ramzi Musallam, Chairman of the SI and Managing Partner of...

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