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PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Power conversion specialist Converteam has been selected as the supplier of Integrated Power Systems (IPS) to the U.S.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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