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2012-08-06 06:24:16

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is launching a new community grants program to provide funding for programs and organizations that improve the oral health of children within the state. The Foundation will award grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations that provide oral health education and/or access to oral health resources to Illinois children. Applications can be...

2012-07-20 10:20:13

From Manitoba to British Columbia, Canada's competitive advantages through the Gateway are deepening Canada's ties throughout the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region, Minister says OTTAWA, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today successfully concluded two weeks of consultations held throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia on Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and the Government of...

2012-06-29 14:20:07

ARLINGTON, Va., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) technologies supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a classified satellite (NROL-15) for the National Reconnaissance Office. ATK designed and produced the nozzle for the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR)-built RS-68 first stage engine - the largest hydrogen-powered engine in the world - as well as the nozzle's thermal protection material, which is capable of shielding it from...

2012-06-29 10:20:42

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The sky rumbled and the ground shook as the three most powerful hydrogen-fueled liquid rocket engines ever built successfully boosted a U.S. government satellite into orbit. Developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the RS-68A engines thundered into the sky on their inaugural launch, boosting a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Once above Earth's atmosphere, the reliable...

Secret Government Satellite Launches From Cape Canaveral
2012-06-29 14:59:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A secret satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday morning aboard a Delta IV-Heavy rocket, reports the Associated Press (AP). The satellite belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is keeping its lips sealed as to what the purpose of the orbiter is. This was the second secret satellite launch the NRO performed in the last two weeks. The first satellite was taken up by an Atlas V rocket on June 20....

2012-06-21 06:20:41

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched the 50th commercially developed Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), following the deployment of the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-38 mission yesterday. Developed by the United States Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads, the EELV Program - comprised of the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles - supports...

2012-05-31 14:20:07

PROMONTORY, Utah, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted a successful cold-temperature ground test today of a Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM-60) solid rocket motor used to boost ULA Delta IV launch vehicles. The main test objectives from today's static motor firing were measuring the rocket motor's performance at cold temperatures, qualifying a new vectorable nozzle on the motor and verifying the performance of new nozzle insulation at the lowest...

2012-05-10 02:24:17

DENVER, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Petroleum Corporation (DPTRQ.PK) announced today that it and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, "Delta" or the "Company") have obtained U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J. Carey's approval of Delta's choice of Laramie Energy II, LLC ("Laramie") as the sponsor of a plan of reorganization to be proposed by Delta. Laramie and Delta have entered into a non-binding term sheet describing a transaction by which Laramie and Delta will form a new...

Delta 4 Lifts Off With Spy Satellite On Board
2012-04-05 08:33:37

United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched a Delta 4 rocket at 4:12 p.m. (7:12 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, April 3 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying a surreptitious spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) -- a division of the US military. The launch was a success, but only after several delays due to inclement weather and a technical issue. Initially scheduled to lift off five days earlier, the 20-story-high Delta 4 rocket climbed into...

2012-04-03 18:20:08

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) composite and propulsion technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. ATK's two 70-foot long, 60-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM) ignited at liftoff, burned for 90 seconds, and provided 560,000 pounds of thrust to help deliver the payload to orbit. ATK designed and produced the nozzle for the Pratt...