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2009-03-24 07:47:00

ATK Propulsion, Composite, and Space Technologies Support GPS Satellite Mission GPS IIR-M Satellite Provides Upgraded Operations and Navigation Signal Performance MINNEAPOLIS, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) supported today's successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

2009-03-11 10:29:04

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2006-05-30 12:30:00

NASA is dumping plans for a throw-away version of the space shuttle's main engines for its planned cargo launcher and will instead buy existing rocket engines used on Boeing Co.'s Delta 4 boosters, U.S. space agency officials said on Tuesday.

2006-03-11 14:33:49

A 4 1/2-year-old space-shuttle booster rocket was test-fired by ATK Thiokol to determine the effects of age on the rocket motor components.

2005-05-04 09:19:14

As Space Shuttle Discovery gets closer to launch, the din of preparations across the country is music to veteran engineer David Martin's ears.

2005-03-03 12:13:58

What do two Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters plus one External Tank equal? Together, the fuel in the boosters and tank can generate 6.5 million pounds of thrust -- enough to power Space Shuttle Discovery on its Return to Flight mission to the International Space Station in the May-June time frame.

2004-12-22 00:25:00

A massive new Boeing rocket lumbered from its seaside pad Tuesday on a mission to prove the vehicle is capable of lofting super-sized military satellites into orbit.

2004-11-25 07:40:00

A major milestone was achieved today when technicians began stacking Space Shuttle Discovery's right Solid Rocket Booster in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida — signifying the beginning of assembly for the Return-to-Flight STS-114 mission.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.