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2009-02-06 06:19:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II successfully launched the NASA NOAA-N Prime spacecraft at 2:22 a.m. PST, today. Rocketing from Space Launch Complex-2, the launch took place during the 20th year anniversary month of the first Delta II launch. The program's first launch took place Feb. 14, 1989, from Space Launch Complex-17, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., carrying a Global Positioning System satellite. NOAA-N Prime, following a...

2009-01-26 13:39:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE) has successfully demonstrated critical capabilities required for NASA's Altair lunar lander. The engine performed with stable operation at the widest throttle range of any known high performance cryogenic engine in December during its third series of ground tests at the company's West Palm Beach, Fla., test facility. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies...

2009-01-19 07:30:00

ATK Supports the Launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) composite and propulsion technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite. The mission, known as NROL-26, will deploy a classified satellite payload. ATK designed and produced the nozzle for the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne-built RS-68 engine as...

2009-01-18 12:26:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, contributed to the nation's security by boosting a classified spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 17. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, powered by three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 engines and one upper-stage RL10B-2 engine. It was the second...

2009-01-17 22:43:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at CCAFS at 9:47 p.m. EST today. This was the first Delta IV Heavy mission for the NRO. Designated NROL-26, the mission is in support of national defense. This was the third Delta IV Heavy launch in Delta program history. A Delta IV Heavy demonstration flight occurred in December...

2008-12-12 14:33:00

California Economy and Water Supply Reliability Hit Hard BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today underscores the severity of the statewide economic and water supply implications of ongoing water pumping restrictions imposed by federal courts in California to protect the Delta smelt. According to the study, statewide economic impacts can exceed $1 billion per year during drought years such as those currently facing the state and may well exceed $3 billion...

2008-12-11 16:20:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed more than 1,600 successful booster missions with its rocket engines -- the highest number of launches ever achieved by a U.S. company. With a track record stretching back to the Eisenhower administration, PWR carried the first U.S. astronauts into space and to the moon, deployed satellites on planetary orbits, and lifted deep-space telescopes that found galaxies near the dawn of time. In August, Pratt &...

2008-11-06 09:00:25

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) (the "Company") today reported third quarter 2008 net income of $7.7 million and fully diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.43. The Company reported net income and EPS of $10.9 million and $0.48, respectively, for the third quarter of 2007. The Company reported consolidated operating income of $20.0 million during the third quarter of 2008, an increase of 33% over the third quarter of 2007. During the third quarter of 2008, Pinnacle Airlines,...

2008-11-03 09:00:23

Delta Air Lines has launched a non-stop daily service between the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, US, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. Delta Air Lines operates the new non-stop service between Atlanta and Mumbai using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president of network and revenue management at Delta Air Lines, said: "Linking Mumbai with the southeastern US using an aircraft with the passenger and...

2008-10-31 15:00:19

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) tomorrow will inaugurate nonstop daily service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, connecting the Southeast with India's booming economy. Delta will operate the flight with the world's longest-range commercial jetliner, the Boeing 777-200LR, which bolsters Delta's ability to connect passengers and cargo between virtually any two cities around...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.