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2012-10-15 11:23:53

NASA partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed the fifth and final milestone for its Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement with the agency's Commercial Crew Program. The Hazard, System Safety and Probabilistic Risk Assessment detailed how ULA's Atlas V rocket launch system hardware would ensure crew safety during launch and ascent. "The ULA team did an outstanding job outlining how it plans to integrate its launch vehicle with completely different spacecraft...

2011-08-05 15:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying NASA's Juno spacecraft on a mission toward Jupiter. Launching in a 551 configuration, Aerojet provided 1.9 million lbs. of liftoff thrust from five solid rocket boosters (SRBs), eight retro-rockets for the Centaur separation from the Atlas common core booster, 12 reaction...

2011-06-21 03:15:00

PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Joint Forces Command sponsored the use of a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) cross-domain and multi-national data sharing capability at this year's Empire Challenge exercise, May 23 to June 3, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository (CENTAUR) capability was formally evaluated during the last two Empire Challenge exercises. Since last year's exercise, Raytheon was awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity...

2011-04-15 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its 67-foot solid rocket booster augmented the launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The booster provided approximately 380,000 lbs. of additional thrust for the Atlas V launch vehicle and its National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) L-34 satellite payload. This marks the fifth NRO satellite launch by ULA within the last six...

2010-11-09 10:00:00

GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornerstone Acquisition & Management Company LLC ("Cornerstone"), a sub-advisor to Centaur Performance Group, announced today that it has acquired a portfolio of royalty interests in producing oil and gas properties located in Southern Oklahoma, operated by Houston-based Citation Oil and Gas Corp. "This transaction is indicative of the type of private assets we like to target and acquire for our investors," said Derren Geiger, Portfolio...

2010-08-14 11:09:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle #1 (SV#1). Launching in its 531 configuration, Aerojet provided three solid rocket boosters for the Atlas V launch vehicle, eight retro rockets for the Atlas Centaur separation from the launch vehicle, 12 reaction...

2010-04-05 04:20:00

BOSTON, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Monster scorpions. Bulging muscles. Passionate kisses. The clash begins this week -- Clash of the Titans that is. As throngs of moviegoers exit theatres nationwide, they'll wonder "what now?" Forget finding Zeus-like inspiration in boring suburbia or Saturday soccer practice... these fans clearly need a handbook to satisfy Godly needs. With the Hollywood machine buzzing at full-tilt, it's clear the Greek gods are all the rage -- just like ancient times!...

Latest Centaur Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Asteroid -- An asteroid, also called a minor planet or planetoid, is a member of a group of small, planet-like bodies that are part of our solar system. They are believed to be remnants of the interstellar clouds, nebula, that were not incorporated into planets during the formation of the solar system. The largest asteroid in the inner solar system is Ceres with a diameter of 1003 km. It also was the first to be discovered, by Giuseppe Piazzi on January 1, 1801. Nowadays, over 9000...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.