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2009-12-07 09:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-3) for the U.S. Air Force. This was the first time the Delta IV medium-plus rocket featured four ATK 60-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM). The composite cases for...

2009-11-23 06:07:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit an Intelsat communications satellite that will provide data, voice and video services for the Americas, Europe and Africa. The satellite includes Intelsat's first Internet Router In Space. The mission, AV-024, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RL10 upper-stage engine and...

2009-11-16 14:43:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Mission STS-129 to deliver experiments, hardware and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The SSME is the only fully reusable high performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Atlantis launched from...

2009-11-09 16:35:00

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Kitts Tourism Authority is pleased to celebrate the commencement of a second weekly non-stop flight from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to St. Kitts from Delta, the world's largest airline, with Delta's special new low fares to the island. Travelers can now fly to St. Kitts from Atlanta on Delta for just $309* each way (based on a required round-trip purchase; Saturday night stay required. *Additional...

2009-10-18 12:20:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost a Lockheed Martin-built meteorological satellite for the U.S. Air Force into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite was aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RL10 upper-stage engine and the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). RD AMROSS LLC...

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...

2009-09-25 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) --...

2009-09-25 10:54:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, helped boost two tandem Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstrator satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today. The satellites were onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched for NASA, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-27A engine. It was the 231st successful flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines....

2009-09-09 11:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne yesterday evening helped boost a Lockheed Martin-built satellite for the U.S. government into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite was aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RL10 upper-stage engine and the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). RD...

2009-08-29 13:36:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 29, /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-128 yesterday to deliver extra supplies and equipment to support a six-person crew onboard the International Space Station. The SSME is the world's only fully reusable high performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Discovery launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the 30th flight...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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