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2010-05-28 18:31:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates the United Launch Alliance and all of its industry partners on the 50th anniversary of the Delta rocket's inaugural launch. The Delta rocket was originally designed as an interim launch vehicle with only a dozen launches planned. With close to 350 launches since May 13, 1960, this month marks the 50th anniversary of this powerhouse Delta vehicle. The Delta family of expendable launch...

2010-05-28 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to the successful launch of the first Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF satellite. Aerojet will continue to provide propulsion throughout the life of the satellite. GPS IIF was launched aboard a Delta IV rocket with Aerojet thrusters on the upper stage. The satellite includes Aerojet propulsion systems which will be used annually for ephemeras...

2010-05-28 05:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating 50 years of launch for one of the most successful rocket programs in U.S. history, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV successfully launched the Air Force's Global Positioning System IIF SV-1 spacecraft at 11 p.m. EDT yesterday from Space Launch Complex-37. GPS IIF SV-1 marked the 349th launch in the Delta program's 50 year history, which began with its first launch on May 13, 1960. "We congratulate the Air Force...

2010-02-11 14:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch placed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory into orbit. Using advanced fiber placement manufacturing techniques, ATK produced the 10 foot diameter composite heat shield that provides essential protection for the first stage of the launch vehicle. The...

2009-12-14 10:06:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) played a key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket today from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., carrying the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite for NASA. The company provided solid rocket boosters and the composite payload fairing. ATK manufactured the three, 40-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM), which are strap-on...

2009-12-14 09:49:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing an incredible year in which it launched 16 successful missions, United Launch Alliance capped 2009 with the launch of a Delta II carrying NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft at 6:09 a.m. PST, today. Rocketing from Space Launch Complex-2, the launch was the( )eighth Delta II of 2009 and represents the 37th successful mission launched by United Launch Alliance in its first 36 months of operation....

2009-12-05 21:16:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching its 36th successful mission in 36 months, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket delivered the Air Force's third Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-3) satellite into orbit at 8:47 p.m. EST, today. Launching from Space Launch Complex-37, WGS-3 joins the AF's two other WGS satellites, which both launched on ULA Atlas V vehicles on Oct. 10, 2007, and Apr. 3, 2009. ULA was formed on Dec. 1, 2006, as a joint venture between Lockheed Martin...

2009-10-08 17:10:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engine helped propel today's Delta II launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, putting the Ball Aerospace-built WorldView-2 imaging satellite into orbit. The satellite will collect and record high resolution commercial Earth imagery from space. Under contract to the United Launch Alliance, Aerojet provides the Delta II rocket's liquid second stage...

2009-10-08 15:49:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A Delta II rocket successfully delivered DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 commercial satellite into orbit after launching the spacecraft from Space Launch Complex-2 at 11:51 a.m. PDT here today. United Launch Alliance provided the launch services for this mission on behalf of Boeing Launch Services. Delta II rockets previously launched both the Quickbird-2 mission in October 2001 and the WorldView-1 mission in September 2007 for...

2009-09-25 16:45:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its AJ10-118k engine powered the second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch will put the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrators Program (STSS Demo) payload into orbit. The STSS Demo satellites -- a space-based sensor component of the layered Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) --...


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