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2011-08-03 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Power conversion specialist Converteam has been selected as the supplier of Integrated Power Systems (IPS) to the U.S. Navy with the award of an additional multi-million dollar contract to design and supply the complete electric power, propulsion and vessel automation system for the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. The MLP program adds to Converteam's market leadership experience with the U.S. Navy's IPS fleet, which includes DDG 1000, T-AKE,...

2011-06-21 15:30:00

PARIS, Le Bourget and SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, QinetiQ, (LSE: QQ.L) and EADS Astrium Crisa, an EADS (PAR:EAD) company, announced today that the companies have entered into a joint agreement to supply the XENITH(TM) (Xenon Ion Thruster) ion propulsion system to the worldwide commercial spacecraft market. The agreement will enable customers to benefit from the combined expertise of independent market leaders in design,...

2010-11-22 08:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its high-power Hall Thruster Propulsion System (HTPS) has successfully initiated operation on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle #1 (SV#1) that was launched on an Atlas V rocket on Aug.14. The system is now providing thrust to raise the orbit of SV#1 to its final geosynchronous orbit location. Aerojet's 4.5kW HTPS was developed to dramatically...

2010-06-14 15:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with NEC Corporation (TSE:6701) to jointly supply HAYABUSA-derived ion propulsion systems for the U.S. and Japanese aerospace markets. These ion propulsion systems provide significant advantages for geosynchronous satellites and deep space missions through fuel efficiencies over 10 times higher than those of conventional propulsion systems. The...

2010-05-13 13:37:00

In the news release, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA) Recognizes Aerojet's Roger Myers as a Newly Elected Fellow, issued 13-May-2010 by Aerojet over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in both the headline and the first paragraph, the name "American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts" should end with the word "Astronautics" rather than "Astronauts" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: American Institute of...

2010-05-13 12:43:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA), along with its board of directors, has named its Redmond-based general manager, Roger Myers, as a 2010 Fellow. This prestigious election is granted to those who, through a long and distinguished career, have made valuable contributions to the aerospace industry. Myers has worked in the aerospace industry since 1988 and...

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2010-03-04 07:59:28

Mini-thrusters or miniature, electric propulsion systems are being developed, which could make it easier for the Air Force's small satellites, including the latest CubeSats, to perform space maneuvers and undertake formidable tasks like searching for planets beyond our solar system. With Air Force Office of Scientific Research funding, researchers led by Dr. Paulo Lozano at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are considering the advantages of electric propulsion over more traditional...

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2009-03-10 16:20:00

This month an ESA team is preparing to test the performance of the smallest yet most precisely controllable engine ever built for space, sensitive enough to counteract the force of incoming sunshine. Measuring only ten centimeters across and emitting a faint blue glow as it runs, the Field Emission Electric Propulsion (FEEP) engine produces an average thrust equivalent to the force of a single falling hair. But despite its low power, FEEP's thrust range and controllability are far superior to...

2009-03-10 13:14:47

European Space Agency scientists say they are ready to test the smallest yet most precisely controllable engine ever built for space. Measuring only 10 centimeters across, the ESA said its Field Emission Electric Propulsion engine produces an average thrust equivalent to the force of a falling hair, but sensitive enough to counteract the force of incoming sunshine. Despite its low power, the ESA said FEEP's thrust range and controllability are far superior to more forceful thrusters. Most...

2009-02-24 12:20:44

U.S. scientists say they are developing a new type of rocket that runs on gases that are much less expensive than conventional propellants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say their new rocket -- called the Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster -- is much smaller than other rockets of its kind and could consume just one-tenth the fuel used by conventional systems. Oleg Batishchev, who led the research, said propulsion systems currently used for maintaining a satellite's orbit rely on...


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