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2011-09-10 04:05:22

  A Utah-based aerospace company successfully completed a two-minute test of a booster rocket Thursday, an event the firm referred to as "an important milestone in further validating the rocket's potential use in heavy lift and commercial launch vehicles," in a Sept. 8 press release. According to Josh Loftin of the Associated Press (AP), the ATK Aerospace Systems' five-stage, 154-foot, 22-million horsepower booster, code-named Development Motor (DM-3), was described by the...

2011-08-25 08:41:45

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) will conduct a full-scale test of a five-segment, solid rocket motor at the ATK Aerospace Systems test facility in Promontory, Utah, at 4:05 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 8. To attend the test, journalists must register with ATK. For information and to request credentials, contact ATK's Trina Patterson at 801-699-0943 or trina.patterson@atk.com. The registration deadline for U.S. reporters is Sept. 2. The deadline for foreign journalists is Aug. 26....

2011-05-16 08:54:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRMs) supported the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour today as they ignited at 8:56 a.m. EDT sending her crew on their 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). A piece of history also launched on this flight as one of the cases on the left booster was previously used on STS-49, Endeavour's first flight. The recovery and reuse of boosters after each flight...

2011-02-24 16:52:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) ignited at 4:53 p.m. EST, launching the Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew on their 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Since the inaugural flight of the space shuttle, 266 space shuttle solid rocket motors have been launched to date, with 53 full-scale ground tests allowing ATK and NASA to constantly improve safety, techniques and processes. "As we near...

2011-02-11 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Aerospace Systems was honored to be selected as recipient of NASA's George M. Low 2010 award for its quality and performance on multiple NASA contracts. This selection makes the fourth time the company has been chosen for this prestigious award. The George M. Low Award is NASA's premier quality and performance award for its prime and subcontractors. This award program recognizes large and small businesses that...

2010-12-01 09:24:20

NASA has signed a $42.1 million contract modification to space shuttle reusable solid rocket motor manufacturer ATK Launch Systems Inc. of Brigham City, Utah, to provide continued prelaunch through postlaunch support from Oct. 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2011. The modification is based on an extension to the current Space Shuttle Program launch schedule, which shifted the last two scheduled missions into fiscal year 2011. The extension also covers the completion of contract activities...

2010-09-24 16:49:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters are invited to two historic Space Shuttle Program events at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The final solid rocket booster (SRB) assembly will depart the Assembly and Refurbishment Facility, and the external fuel tank for the last planned shuttle flight will be removed from the barge that carried the tank from Louisiana. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-19 14:47:55

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) will conduct a full-scale test of a five-segment, first-stage solid rocket motor at 11:05 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 31. The test at the ATK Aerospace Systems test facility in Promontory, Utah will assess motor performance at low temperatures. The static firing of the solid motor, designated Development Motor-2, will last two minutes. This is the most heavily instrumented solid rocket motor in NASA history, with 53 test objectives that will be measured...

2010-02-25 14:17:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier today, Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA successfully performed the final ground test of a reusable solid rocket motor (RSRM) for the Space Shuttle program at ATK's Promontory, Utah facility. The test marks the completion of a 30-year program that continuously improved the RSRM's performance and safety features. With the completion of today's test, ATK is ready to usher in the next generation of space exploration. The...

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2010-02-26 06:00:00

NASA's Space Shuttle Program conducted the final test firing of a reusable solid rocket motor Feb. 25 in Promontory, Utah. The flight support motor, or FSM-17, burned for approximately 123 seconds -- the same time each reusable solid rocket motor burns during an actual space shuttle launch. Preliminary indications show all test objectives were met. After final test data are analyzed, results for each objective will be published in a NASA report. ATK Launch Systems, a unit of Alliant...


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