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2011-03-14 14:39:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests of the Bantam demonstration engine for an innovative "pusher" launch abort system on The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft. The launch abort engine is a critical component of future commercial crew transportation to low-Earth orbit. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. A pusher launch abort system "pushes" or...

2011-03-11 18:29:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In another display of its commitment to national security, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today successfully helped boost a satellite for the U.S. government from Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Fla. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RS-68 booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:...

2010-12-13 13:32:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract worth approximately $622,000 to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "As a provider of human-rated rocket engine technology with decades of proven success, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is honored to help...

2009-09-09 11:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne yesterday evening helped boost a Lockheed Martin-built satellite for the U.S. government into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite was aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RL10 upper-stage engine and the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). RD...