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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Engine Made Entirely with Additive Manufacturing : 06/23/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing. The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion.

“The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another significant milestone in our path to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s EKV DACS Performs in Successful GMD Interceptor Test : 06/22/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its liquid Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) successfully performed its mission-critical role in the latest flight intercept test of the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. The vital GMD program currently is the United States’ only defense against long-range ballistic missile attacks....

Satcom Direct Communications is named an Inmarsat Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress : 06/11/2014

Satellite Beach, Fla. (June 11, 2014) – Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the government/military services branch of Satcom Direct, will provide Global Xpress  services to the U.S. government.

Satcom Direct has been an Inmarsat partner since 1997 and is presently one of the company’s largest aviation services providers. In their most recent partnership, Satcom Direct Communications has now been appointed a Value Added Reseller by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile...

SpyMeSat Mobile App Now Offers High Resolution Satellite Imagery : 06/10/2014

GREENBELT, Md. (June 10, 2014) – Orbit Logic announced today that the iPhone version of their SpyMeSat mobile app will now offer in-app purchase of recent high resolution satellite imagery.  SpyMeSat users will be able to use their mobile device to preview a recent commercial satellite image of a specified location, select the desired image size, and purchase the image for download.  Once the images are...

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 (, 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...


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