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2010-09-15 16:10:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has become a founding sponsor of Explore Mars, a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation created to promote science and technology innovation through outreach and education efforts related to human exploration of the planet Mars. Through its sponsorship of the Mars Education Challenge and other Explore Mars initiatives, Aerojet hopes to expand public awareness and...

2010-08-14 11:09:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle #1 (SV#1). Launching in its 531 configuration, Aerojet provided three solid rocket boosters for the Atlas V launch vehicle, eight retro rockets for the Atlas Centaur separation from the launch vehicle, 12 reaction...

2010-08-13 16:33:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) ramjet propulsion system successfully completed the first flight test of the Coyote High Diver variant supersonic target mission. Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) developed the target vehicle and uses Aerojet's solid-fueled Variable Flow Ducted Rocket (VFDR) propulsion engine. Orbital upgraded the original SSST configuration with...

2010-08-10 15:58:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has successfully tested an advanced solid ramjet fuel in an engine ground test. The fuel is being developed to provide long-range, high-speed capability for the U.S. military and potentially for the future USAF/Navy Joint Dual Role Air Dominance Missile (JDRADM). Ramjet engines have historically used liquid fuel which mixes with atmospheric air in order to provide thrust at...

2010-08-05 16:40:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a 14-page study highlighting the company's partnership with EPA, SMUD and Solar Power, Inc. (SPI) that led to the installation of the largest single-site industrial solar array system in California and one of the largest single-site industrial solar farms in the United States. The study documents the key factors, lessons...

2010-08-03 16:09:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Camden, Ark. facility achieved one million man hours without a "Day Away From Work Injury or Illness" between July 7, 2009 and June 14, 2010. This dedication earned the National Safety Council's "Million Work-Hours Award," which was presented today at a celebration luncheon held at the Camden Country Club. "With a commitment to create and maintain a safe work environment,...

2010-07-27 16:10:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its specialty metals facility, Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee (AOT), has received AS9100B certification. AS9100 certification is the premium quality system standard for companies operating in the aerospace industry as well as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirement for subcontractors. AOT's certification is the culmination of a three-month effort that was fast-tracked...

2010-07-08 20:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Redmond operations has been awarded United Space Alliance's (USA) prestigious Space Flight Awareness Supplier Award. With only 21 awards granted by USA throughout the last decade, this honor is granted to companies that consistently provide outstanding performance in support of NASA's human space flight programs. Aerojet was nominated by USA logistics engineer, Roy Good,...

2010-06-29 16:17:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced the company's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) boost motor performed nominally during a low endo-atmospheric engagement of a unitary target. This test was conducted today at the Pacific Missile Range in Kauai, Hawaii during the THAAD Flight Test 14. THAAD is a mobile missile defense technology designed to intercept and destroy short-to-intermediate-range ballistic missiles...

2010-06-28 16:16:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Aerojet as the 2010 Sustaining Benefactor of the Year for the Society of Women Engineers for Region A. This prestigious award recognizes companies that provide significant contributions to assist the SWE with career guidance, outreach, diversity pursuits, and community goals, either through generous funding or in-kind resource...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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