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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...

2009-06-29 16:37:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a key role in Saturday's successful launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite O, or GOES-O, for NASA and NOAA. Aerojet provided reaction control thrusters for the Delta IV upper stage, as well as bipropellant chemical propulsion for the satellite. Twelve Aerojet monopropellant...

2009-06-27 23:28:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the second in a series of NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-O, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., yesterday, to help scientists monitor severe weather that leads to tornadoes, flashfloods and hurricanes. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta IV...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.