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2009-04-06 09:07:00

ATK's Heat Shield and Base Plate Protect the Atlas V Launch Vehicle during Ascent MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported Friday's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch placed the second of five Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) spacecraft into orbit. Using advanced fiber placement manufacturing techniques, ATK produced the ten foot...

2009-03-27 16:38:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27 /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 Lockheed Martin's GPS IIR-20(M) satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Tuesday morning. This launch marks the 270th successful Delta launch using Aerojet's second-stage liquid...

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. The rocket carried the U.S. Air Force's seventh modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) military navigation...

2009-03-24 06:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket successfully launched the Air Force's Global Positioning Satellite IIR-20(M) into orbit from Space Launch Complex 17A at 4:34 a.m., EDT. This was the 47th successful GPS launch for the Delta II in its storied 20-year history. The very first Delta II launch on Feb. 14, 1989 was the NAVSTAR II-1 launch. NAVSTAR is now commonly known as GPS. Following a nominal 1 hour and 8 minute flight, the rocket...

2009-03-23 09:51:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team is gearing up to launch a modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite, which includes a demonstration payload that will transmit a new third civil signal, known as L5. This spacecraft is set for launch aboard a Delta II rocket on March 24, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The L5 demonstration payload will comply with international radio...

2009-03-06 23:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 7/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II successfully launched the NASA Kepler spacecraft at 10:50 p.m. EST/> today from Space Launch Complex-17B. The launch marked the 139th successful launch in the Delta II program's 20 year history, which began with its first launch from SLC-17 on Feb. 14, 1989/>, carrying a Global Positioning System satellite. Following its nearly 62 minute flight, Kepler was deployed on its...

2009-03-06 23:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that NASA's Kepler mission was launched aboard the ULA Delta II from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch vehicle will place the Kepler spacecraft into solar orbit. The Kepler mission will survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy in search of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone. Aerojet provided eight MR-103G 0.2 lbf rocket engine assemblies to...

2009-03-06 22:10:43

NASA's Kepler spacecraft launched Friday evening from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a mission to find new planets. The spacecraft is mounted on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Sixty-two minutes after launch, Kepler was to have separated entirely from its rocket on the way to its final Earth-trailing orbit around the sun, NASA said. Kepler will spend the next three and one-half years watching more than 100,000 stars for signs of Earth-sized planets moving around stars...

2009-03-05 12:51:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission to seek other Earth-like planets is undergoing final preparations for liftoff Friday, March 6, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft launch aboard a Delta II rocket has two windows of opportunity Friday, from 10:49 to 10:52 p.m. and 11:13 to 11:16 p.m. EST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kepler is designed to find the first Earth-size planets...

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2009-02-27 07:50:00

Launch of NASA's Kepler telescope is targeted for no earlier than Friday, March 6, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There are two launch windows, from 10:49 - 10:52 p.m. and 11:13 - 11:16 p.m. EST. Kepler is a spaceborne telescope designed to search the nearby region of our galaxy for Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun. The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures permit water to be liquid on a planet's...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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