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2009-09-25 08:41:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, on behalf of the NASA Launch Services Program, successfully launched the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration mission for the United States Missile Defense Agency at 8:20 a.m. EDT, today. STSS Demo is an element of the STSS Program, a space-based sensor component of a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System designed for the overall mission of detection,...

2009-09-08 19:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, on behalf of the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, successfully launched the PAN satellite at 5:35 p.m. EDT, today from Space Launch Complex- 41 as a commercial launch service. This launch marks the 10th overall mission for ULA in 2009 and the third Atlas V mission of the year. "ULA is proud to have played a critical role in the success of this important mission," said Mark Wilkins, ULA vice...

2009-08-26 16:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its second-stage liquid engine for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket helped boost the final Air Force GPS satellite - GPS IIR-21(M) - to orbit for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System. This 48th Delta II launch of a GPS satellite roared into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Aug. 17. The GPS IIR-21(M) satellite is a...

2009-08-17 11:57:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 /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 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the GPS IIR-21 satellite for the Air Force. Nine ATK GEM-40 solid propulsion strap-on boosters provided augmented thrust for the launch. Six of the boosters ignited at lift-off with the first-stage main engine and provided over 824,000...

2009-08-17 07:29:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global Positioning System satellite launch occurred today, ending one of the most successful space launch programs in American history. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched GPS IIR-21(M) into orbit from Space Launch Complex-17A at 6:35 a.m., EDT today. The first Air Force Delta II GPS launch occurred Feb. 14, 1989 and today's launch marked the 48th successful GPS mission giving the...

2009-08-10 11:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The last in a series of eight modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellites built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Air Force is set to launch aboard a Delta II rocket on Aug. 17 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The spacecraft, designated GPS IIR-21(M), completes the IIR and IIR-M series of satellites the company designed and built for the Global Positioning Systems Wing, Space and...

2009-07-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Michael C. Gass, president and chief executive officer of United Launch Alliance, is the honored recipient of this year's Peter B. Teets Award from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for championing the cause of space transportation. "Mr. Gass has made lasting and significant contributions to the nation's space launch capabilities, thereby ensuring our continued leadership in space for the decades ahead," said NDIA President Lt. Gen....

2009-05-06 07:00:00

ATK Engineering, Fabrication, and Testing Supports Missile Defense Agency's STSS-ATRR Satellite MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composites and spacecraft technologies have key roles in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and the mission of the Missile Defense Agency's Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (STSS-ATRR)...

2009-05-05 18:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engine helped propel the Delta II launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) to put the Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (STSS ATRR) satellite into orbit for NASA and the Missile Defense Agency. The Missile Defense Agency's STSS Advanced Technology Risk Reduction satellite serves as a technology pathfinder for the STSS mission...

2009-05-05 17:51:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, on behalf of the NASA Launch Services Program, successfully launched the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (ATRR) mission for the United States Missile Defense Agency at 1:24 p.m. PDT, today. The Missile Defense Agency's STSS Advanced Technology Risk Reduction satellite serves as a technology pathfinder for the STSS mission - a space-based sensor...


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