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Orbit Logic to Add WorldView-3 to Direct Access Facility Planning Software : 06/02/2014

GREENBELT, Md. (June 2, 2014) – Orbit Logic announced today a contract award from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to add DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 super-spectral, high-resolution imaging satellite into its Direct Access Facility Collection Planning System (DAF CPS) software.  The updated planning software will allow DigitalGlobe’s international Direct Access Program partners to task and receive imagery from WorldView-3, planned for launch in mid-August, in addition to the...

Toffler Associates Helps Shape the Future of Space at the 30th Space Symposium : 05/23/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 23, 2014) - Toffler Associates (www.toffler.com), a leading strategy consultancy, participated in the Space Foundation’s 30th Space Symposium held on May 19-22, 2014.  Toffler Associates Managing Director Deborah Westphal, along with three of the firm’s Senior Associates, were among the prominent speakers featured at this “must attend” industry event during which attendees had the opportunity to network...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Inaugural Standard Missile-3 Block IB Guided Missile Aegis Ashore Launch : 05/22/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its propulsion systems successfully contributed to the intercept of a virtual target during the first test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile from the Aegis Ashore weapon system.

The successful test was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, to demonstrate the safe launch and fly-out capability of the SM-3 Block...

Launch Alliance’s Successful Atlas V Mission for the U.S. Government : 05/22/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a significant role in successfully launching a national security payload into orbit for the U.S. government. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with an Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, five helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage thrusters used for roll, pitch,...

Three Northrop Grumman-Built Spacecraft Mark On Orbit Anniversaries In 2014 with Continued Achievements, Additional Years of Performance : 05/21/2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (May 21, 2014) – Two scientific spacecraft and a military communications payload produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) are observing major on orbit anniversaries this year as they continue to perform for many additional years beyond their design lives.

Chandra X-ray Observatory: This space telescope recently spotted the longest object ever seen in the Milky Way Galaxy – a jet of high-energy particles 37 light years in...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Provide Upper-Stage Propulsion for Revolutionary Eagles Launch System : 05/19/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 19, 2014)Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has received a contract from Stratolaunch Systems Corporation (SSC) to provide six RL10C-1 production engines, with an option to provide an additional six RL10C-1 production engines at a later date, for the third stage of a revolutionary commercial air-launch system. The inaugural launch of Thunderbolt, the air-launch vehicle designed and developed for SSC, is scheduled for 2018...

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Dynetics Announce Strategic Partnership for Advanced Aerospace Technologies and Systems : 05/19/2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (May 19, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR), a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Dynetics are announcing a strategic partnership in Huntsville, Ala., to enhance collaboration in aerospace technologies and systems.

Based on marked success supporting NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) program, AR and Dynetics plan to expand the existing partnership to include: high-temperature, lightweight...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Successful Launch of Global Positioning System Satellite for the U.S. Air Force : 05/17/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 17, 2014 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has supported the successful launch of the sixth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF military navigation satellite into orbit today. The GPS IIF-6 satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV medium rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68 booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper stage engine and multiple spacecraft...

Launchspace - Proud Co-Sponsor of the Space Foundation’s New Generation Space Leaders Program : 05/15/2014

Bethesda, MD. (May 15, 2014) — Launchspace training activities for space professionals date back to 1970.  This year, Launchspace is taking its corporate philosophy of presenting training courses for professional development to the next level by supporting the Space Foundation’s “New Generation Space Leaders” initiative and engaging the younger members of the space professional family.

“There is nothing more rewarding nor important than assisting young space...

Inmarsat to Provide Free Global Airline Tracking Service : 05/12/2014

0700 BST, Monday 12 May 2014 – In advance of the conference on aircraft tracking being hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal on Monday 12th May, Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications safety services, today confirmed that it has proposed to ICAO a free global airline tracking service over the Inmarsat network, as part of the anticipated adoption of further aviation safety service measures by the world’s...

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