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Global Xpress® Service Begins : 06/30/2014

30 June 2014 – With the successful completion of extensive satellite and end-user tests, Inmarsat is pleased to announce that its first Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress (GX) satellite has achieved commercial service introduction (CSI), beginning with United States (US) Government customers within the satellite’s Indian Ocean Region coverage area.

US Government customers are the first users of Inmarsat Global Xpress. “The unique combination of global coverage and military satellite...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes J-2X Testing : 06/26/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice its designed life service. Delivering 30...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Large Class Second Stage Motor Test for the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center : 06/25/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Large Class 92” diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at sea level conditions at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah. The first successful test at simulated altitude conditions was conducted on Feb.12, 2014 at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tenn. This is the largest motor ever tested at either...

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...


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