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2010-05-24 11:59:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $20.3 million contract for the first phase to design, develop and test a High-Performance Liquid Upper-Stage propulsion system that will support early intercept capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "With emerging ballistic missile threats, the MDA needs to develop faster interceptors that can stop enemy...

2010-05-14 14:19:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on a mission to deliver the Russian Rassvet Mini-Research Module to the International Space Station. With the launch of mission STS-132, these three engines have achieved 36 space flights. The SSME is the only fully-reusable, high-performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Pratt &...

2010-04-22 19:32:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the U.S. military's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). RD AMROSS LLC is...

2010-03-18 05:30:00

DENVER, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Petroleum Corporation (Delta) (Nasdaq: DPTR), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Opon International LLC (Opon) to sell a 37.5% non-operated working interest in the Company's Vega Area assets located in the Piceance Basin for total consideration of $400 million. It is expected that $225 million of the total consideration will be used by Delta for...

2010-03-10 16:45:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-P (GOES-P) satellite built by The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for this NASA and NOAA cooperative mission. Aerojet provided reaction control thrusters for the Delta IV upper stage, as well as a bipropellant chemical propulsion...

2010-03-04 22:58:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance, on behalf of Boeing Launch Services, successfully launched the third of three next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) missions for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The satellite, designated GOES P was launched aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex-37 at 6:57 p.m. EST. The first GOES satellite in the series, designated GOES N, was launched...

2010-03-04 22:42:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the last in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-P, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to help meteorologists monitor severe weather while improving the daily forecast. It will also provide early warning of solar disturbances that disrupt communications, navigation and power systems on earth. Pratt & Whitney...

2010-02-17 13:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta (Coalition), Kern County Water Agency, Mirant Delta LLC (Mirant Delta), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have agreed to settle a legal dispute surrounding operation of Mirant's Contra Costa and Pittsburg power plants. The settlement provides for increased monitoring of the aquatic impacts of power plant operations and a specified timeframe to complete consultation with the U.S. Fish and...

2010-02-11 11:41:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the first mission in NASA's "Living With a Star" program to explore more about how the sun affects life on Earth. The Solar Dynamics Observatory mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 upper-stage engine. Pratt...

2010-02-08 11:05:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-130 to deliver a third connecting module and a seven-windowed cupola to the International Space Station. The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Endeavour...


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