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2010-07-01 16:07:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE) demonstrated a throttling range 35 percent greater than in previous tests, as well as several new technology breakthroughs to support space exploration. The CECE is a 15,000-pound thrust class cryogenic demonstrator rocket engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). This was the fourth series of CECE tests conducted at...

2010-06-01 11:19:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated 50 years of powering Delta-family rockets into orbit with the successful launch of the first NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite on May 27. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RS-68 and RL10 engines providing booster and upper-stage propulsion,...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

DENVER, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Petroleum Corporation (Delta) (Nasdaq: DPTR), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, announced today an extension to the expected time frame to sign a definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement with Opon International LLC (Opon). Delta continues to work with Opon in its financing efforts and both parties are working towards signing a definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement. Delta does not intend to make further public...

2010-05-28 18:31:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates the United Launch Alliance and all of its industry partners on the 50th anniversary of the Delta rocket's inaugural launch. The Delta rocket was originally designed as an interim launch vehicle with only a dozen launches planned. With close to 350 launches since May 13, 1960, this month marks the 50th anniversary of this powerhouse Delta vehicle. The Delta family of expendable launch...

2010-05-28 05:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating 50 years of launch for one of the most successful rocket programs in U.S. history, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV successfully launched the Air Force's Global Positioning System IIF SV-1 spacecraft at 11 p.m. EDT yesterday from Space Launch Complex-37. GPS IIF SV-1 marked the 349th launch in the Delta program's 50 year history, which began with its first launch on May 13, 1960. "We congratulate the Air Force...

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...


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