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Thuraya Appoints Joseph R. Francis as Regional Director, North America to Support of Government Solutions : 11/13/2012

DUBAI (Nov. 13, 2012) - Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the appointment of Joseph R. (JR) Francis as its Regional Director, North America. Mr. Francis will be based in the U.S. and will oversee business development and solidify Thuraya's support of the Government market. His areas of focus will include operations, management and support of Service Partners and identification of new market opportunities.

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Thuraya Shareholders Elect Mr. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar as the Company's New Chairman and Dr. Daniel Ritz as a New Member of its Board of Directors : 11/06/2012



DUBAI
(Nov. 6, 2012) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the election of a new Chairman and the appointment of a new Member on its Board of Directors at the meeting on November 1st. Mr. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group, joins as Thuraya's new Chairman of the Board (pictured, top right). Also elected to the Board during the meeting was Dr. Daniel Ritz, Group Chief Strategy and M&A Officer of Etisalat (pictured, bottom right...

Aerojet Vice President of Engineering Honored with Purdue’s Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award : 10/31/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Vice President of Engineering, Marvin Young, will be receiving Purdue University's Outstanding Mechanical Engineer (OME) Award at a banquet this Friday, Nov. 2.

The prestigious OME award was established by Purdue in 1991 to honor alumni who have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments and leadership related to the mechanical engineering industry.

"The entire Aerojet family...

Aerojet Motor Plays Key Role in Successful Blue Origin Pad Escape Test : 10/25/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Blue Origin Crew Capsule Escape Solid Rocket Motor (CCE SRM) was part of a successful Pad Escape Test conducted by Blue Origin on Oct. 19 at its West Texas Launch Site.

Aerojet has worked closely with the Blue Origin team in the design and testing of the first of its kind pusher escape system which provides for crew escape in the event of an emergency during any phase of ascent of the...

Aerojet Receives Large Prime Contractor of the Year Award from NASA Glenn Research Center : 10/24/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has received the Large Prime Contractor of the Year award from NASA's Glenn Research Center (Glenn) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Aerojet was selected for its commitment to small business advancement during a five-year effort to create liquid methane propulsion engines for Glenn. As part of this work, Aerojet was creative in meeting NASA's small business requirements by fostering partnerships and...

Aerojet Awarded Green Propulsion Technology Demonstration Mission Contract : 10/16/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it will demonstrate a reduced toxicity monopropellant blend that offers improved performance and simplified handling processes over hydrazine, the traditional propellant choice for spacecraft.

Under contract to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo., Aerojet will perform the technology demonstration mission, known as the Green Propellant Infusion Mission, or GPIM, for...

Aerojet Achieves Two Million Work Hours Without a Lost-time Injury Milestone : 10/16/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has achieved two million work hours without a lost-time injury.

Aerojet's Sacramento site reached the milestone on Sept. 26. "To achieve this injury-free milestone takes not only an individual, but team effort, throughout our entire facility," said Bob Werling, vice president of Sacramento operations. "As an organization, we are committed to safety in...

Thuraya Awarded Prestigious ITU Humanitarian Award : 10/15/2012

DUBAI (Oct. 15, 2012) - Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced it is the proud recipient of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Humanitarian Award in recognition of the Company's invaluable contribution to the ITU's global efforts to utilize information and communication technologies to save lives during emergencies. This marks the first time that the ITU presents such an award to an organization.

Thuraya's...

Thuraya Launches the Mobile Satellite Industry's Fastest Handheld Hotspot : 10/14/2012

GITEX 2012, DUBAI (Oct. 14, 2012) - Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of its Thuraya XT-Hotspot product. Building upon the success of its Thuraya XT handheld, the industry's most popular and toughest satellite phone, Thuraya is introducing the XT-Hotspot, which is a pocket-size router that creates a Wi-Fi zone for multiple users to connect smartphones, laptops, and tablets to the internet over Thuraya's mobile...

NASA Awards Dynetics Contract for Space Launch System Advanced Booster : 10/01/2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2012) - NASA has awarded Dynetics a contract to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS). Dynetics will demonstrate the use of modern manufacturing techniques to produce and test several primary components of the F-1 rocket engine originally developed for the Apollo Program, including an integrated powerpack, the primary rotating machinery of the engine. Additionally, the contract will...

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