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Advanced Flexible Materials and Trex Company Announce Heatsheets® Recycling Program : 02/07/2011

PETALUMA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2011) - Advanced Flexible Materials (AFMInc) will partner with Trex Company to launch the "Heatsheets® Blankets-to-Boards" recycling program at Running USA 2011: The Industry Conference held Feb. 13-15 in San Antonio, Texas. 

"This cooperative effort marks another major step in AFMInc's ongoing effort to provide race participants with a turnkey solution for recycling and repurposing Heatsheets thermal-reflective blankets after the finish line," said...

Space Florida and Bigelow Aerospace Sign MOU to Explore Customers for Orbital Space Complex : 02/03/2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2011) - Space Florida President Frank DiBello and Robert Bigelow, president of Bigelow Aerospace, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Feb. 2, agreeing to work together to pursue and identify foreign and domestic companies that could benefit from utilization of Bigelow's expandable, orbital space complexes.

Bigelow currently has two pathfinder expandable systems successfully orbiting the Earth, and plans to build the first of multiple fully-functioning stations...

Aerojet Engines Power Japanese HTV Mission to International Space Station : 01/24/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Japanese re-supply vehicle, HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV) - named KOUNOTORI2, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. The HTV was launched on Saturday, Jan. 22 aboard an H-IIB vehicle and is carrying essential equipment and supplies to the Station.

KOUNOTORI, meaning "white stork," conveys the image of carrying something precious and...

International Space Education Program Opens in Adelaide : 01/05/2011

ADELAIDE, Australia/STRASBOURG, France (Jan. 5, 2011) - The University of South Australia has joined forces with the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France, to bring world class space education to the southern hemisphere with a new five-week intensive program set to launch 5 January 2011.

The Opening Ceremony for the new program will be held in the Hawke Building on the UniSA City West Campus in Adelaide at 3:00 PM, on Wed. January 5. A...

Outlast Develops First Climate-Regulating Polyester Fiber with Phase Change Material; Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold : 12/31/2010

HEIDENHEIM, Germany (Dec. 31, 2010) - Outlast Technologies broadens its product offering by maintaining a steady pace of innovation.

After intensive research and development, Outlast Technologies, Inc., Boulder/Colorado, the market leader in temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), is pleased to announce the introduction of Outlast® polyester fiber. This announcement comes just four years after the...

Aerojet Propulsion Remains Operational as Voyager 1 Approaches Interstellar Space : 12/23/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, celebrates NASA's recent announcement that Voyager 1 has reached a point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind. Now approximately 10.8 billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1's passage through the heliosheath, the turbulent outer shell of the sun's sphere of influence, and the spacecraft's upcoming departure from our solar system, mark a major milestone as it will become mankind's first...

SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Re-Enters Successfully : 12/08/2010

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2010) - Today, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.

SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 10:43 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 at the Air Force Station at Cape Canaveral.

The Dragon spacecraft orbited the Earth at speeds greater than 17,000 miles per hour, reentered the Earth's atmosphere, and landed in the Pacific Ocean shortly after 2:00 p.m. EST.


Cisco's Space Router to Transform Satellite Communications: Company Debuts First VoIP Call From Space : 12/07/2010

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2010) - Cisco today announced the results of the latest Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) testing, marking the first-ever software upgrade of an Internet Protocol (IP) router aboard a commercial satellite while in orbit. In addition, Cisco completed the industry's first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call made without the use of any terrestrial infrastructure to route the call.

This achievement represents a radical departure from current communications satellite technology,...

SpaceX to Webcast Static Fire on Friday : 12/03/2010

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2010) - On Friday, Dec. 3, SpaceX will webcast its static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket engines at
The webcast will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT, with the actual static fire targeted for noon ET/10:00 a.m. PT.
This first stage firing is part of a full launch dress rehearsal at the Space Launch Complex 40 at the U.S. Air Force Station at Cape Canaveral in preparation for the first Commercial Orbital...

Aerojet Propulsion Raises Japan's First Quasi-Zenith Satellite MICHIBIKI : 12/02/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the successful launch of the Michibiki satellite aboard the H-2A launch vehicle out of the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

Michibiki, which means "guiding light" or "showing the way," is the first satellite of a system called Quasi-Zenith. Quasi-Zenith will provide services similar to the U.S. Global Positioning System but will be...