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Aerojet Contribution Launches New Challenger Learning Center at Sacramento’s Future Powerhouse Science Center : 02/26/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that yesterday afternoon, Vice President of Quality & Mission Assurance, Lee Tait, presented a check for $100,000 to the board of the Powerhouse Science Center as part of its $1.5 million commitment toward creation of the new Aerojet Challenger Learning Center in Sacramento.

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Aerojet Milestones Pave Way for Orion Spacecraft’s First Exploration Flight Test : 02/25/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully completed fabrication of the jettison motor and recently shipped the first two Crew Module Reaction Control System (CM RCS) pod assemblies for NASA's Orion spacecraft's Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1).

Aerojet's jettison motor will be the only active motor on the Launch Abort System (LAS) during the uncrewed EFT-1 flight, scheduled for 2014, and is required to jettison...

Aerojet’s AJ26 Engines Ignite Successful Antares Stage Test Hot Fire : 02/22/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its dual AJ26 main engine system successfully powered today's Antares™ Stage 1 Hot Fire test conducted by Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia.

The 29-second test enabled engineers to validate flight configuration checkout of the Antares main engine system and first stage booster...

Thuraya and Chunghwa Telecom Announce Historic Service Launch for Taiwan : 02/18/2013

DUBAI (Feb. 18, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's leading telecom operator today announced the historic milestone of receiving licensing approval from the NCC, Taiwan's national telecoms regulator, for the provisioning of Thuraya's mobile satellite services in the country.

The significance of this licensing agreement means that for the first time, Taiwanese consumers and enterprise users alike will no longer...

Aerojet Propulsion Systems Support Successful SM-3 Intercept Test : 02/13/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2013) – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its propulsion systems supported today’s successful intercept test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided missile off the coast of Hawaii.

During the intercept test, Aerojet’s MK 72 booster and MK 104 dual-thrust rocket motor provided first- and second-stage propulsion for the SM-3 Block IA guided missile. The test was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range...

Two New Members for the Satellite Industry Assciation O3b Networks and ITT Exelis : 02/07/2013

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2013) - The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that O3b Networks and ITT Exelis have joined as new members. "SIA welcomes O3b Networks and ITT Exelis as its first new members of 2013," SIA President, Patricia Cooper said. "O3b Networks and ITT Exelis, Inc. bring innovation and diversity to SIA's growing global satellite service provider membership."

O3b Networks will be launching and operating a global constellation of Medium Earth...

Barry Barlow To Join the SI As Chief Technology Officer : 01/28/2013

CHANTILLY, Va. (Jan. 28, 2013) PRNewswire - The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) announced today that Barry Barlow will join the company as Chief Technology Officer. Barlow recently retired from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as Director for Online GEOINT Services.

"Barry is a highly respected technologist and gifted leader who has designed and architected many of NGA's key programs," said Bill Graham, President and CEO of the SI. "We have worked closely with Barry...

Aerojet’s DACS Powers Successful Enhanced EKV in Non-Intercept Flight Test : 01/27/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its Divert and Attitude Control Subsystem (DACS) on the modified Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) performed its mission-critical role in a planned non-intercept flight test of Boeing's Ground-based Midcourse Defense(GMD) program. The EKV DACS provided the critical trajectory adjustments to satisfy the mission objectives.

During the flight test, the DACS performed as expected. In this non-...

Aerojet’s AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire Test in Support of Antares™ Rocket : 01/18/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2013) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot fire test this evening at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

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Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the...

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award : 01/17/2013

SIMSBURY, Conn. (Jan. 17, 2013) - Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company(EBA&D) today announced that it has received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. EBA&D maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month
performance period, from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.

This year, Boeing recognized 594 suppliers who...