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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...

2009-04-24 12:47:00

Alexander Poe's 'The Eight Percent,' Starring Ben McKenzie, selected by Delta customers NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), the official airline sponsor of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, announced filmmaker Alexander Poe and his film, "The Eight Percent," winner of the third annual Delta Fly-in Movies national film competition. Poe's film received the highest rating among flyers who viewed the film while traveling on Delta or online at...

2009-04-09 16:10:00

ATLANTA, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will add $6 million to employees' paychecks for meeting February operational performance goals. Delta's monthly incentive payouts are based on U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) data, reported today, as well as the company's own internal goals. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO) During February, Delta employees worked to deliver top-tier operational performance for...

2009-04-03 20:32:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne marked the 400th RL10 rocket engine to power a payload into space with the launch of an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today. The RL10 engine powered the upper stage of Atlas V and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne also provided the rocket's RD-180 engine as part of the company's RD AMROSS joint venture. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The...

2009-03-26 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle's Southern California test laboratory and engineering staff have provided crucial services to allow the resumption of Delta rocket launches for military and commercial customers. Launches were delayed because of an industry-wide alert that numerous components on the Atlas and Delta rockets were not sufficiently tested for their ability to withstand the rigors of launch. "Prime contractors were alerted last year and screened all of their...

2009-03-24 09:10:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne boosted the seventh modernized NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR military navigation satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with an RS-27A engine. It was the 228th flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines to lift a satellite. "The...

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...

2009-03-17 08:30:00

Deal outlines exclusive power-by-the-hour contract with Delta TechOps ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division - Delta TechOps - has inked an exclusive eight-year power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract extension with Copenhagen-based Star Air. The contract calls for Delta TechOps to provide engine overhaul and repair services for the 22 CF6-80A2/C2 engines that power Star Air's fleet of 11 Boeing 767-200SF cargo aircraft. The deal, worth more...

2009-03-16 14:30:00

ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced that Patricia "Kiko" Harvey will join the company as vice president - Corporate Audit, effective March 23. The appointment fills a previously open position. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090316/CL84243) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO) In this role Harvey, 47, will lead Delta's Corporate Audit team in carrying out reviews of the company's business...


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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