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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...

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...

2009-07-29 16:05:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping a legacy that spans 34 years, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed the final planned test on a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) today at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi. The successful hot-fire test was the 2,730th for the SSME, the world's only reusable liquid hydrogen engine designed for human space flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Because of the...

2009-07-27 14:54:00

More than 20,000 Northwest and Delta Flight Attendants Eager to Vote for Union Representation WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that the Delta/Northwest merger has created a single transportation system that requires the NMB to conduct a representation election for the carriers' flight attendants. Northwest Airlines flight attendants are currently represented by...

2009-07-15 17:51:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) successfully powered the launch of the final components of the Japanese Experiment Module aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-127 today. The SSME is the world's only fully reusable high performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Endeavour launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the 29(th) flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Pratt &...

2009-06-30 19:05:00

alli MINNEAPOLIS, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite O (GOES-O) on its mission to monitor weather conditions throughout the United States. The mission was flown for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which deployed the GOES-O satellite...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.