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2011-08-18 15:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its improved Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket motor propelled the successful Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control GMLRS+ flight test at White Sands Missile Range. GMLRS+ is a Lockheed Martin internal research and development program designed to upgrade the combat-proven GMLRS Unitary system. Utilizing existing production tooling and the current GMLRS...

2011-08-11 12:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announces the successful testing of the state-of-the-art Upper Stage Engine Technology (USET) Hydrogen Turbopump Assembly (TPA) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aerojet and its teammate, Florida Turbine Technologies Inc. (FTT), Jupiter, Fla. designed, manufactured, assembled and delivered the turbopump assembly to the AFRL test facility and successfully...

2011-08-05 15:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying NASA's Juno spacecraft on a mission toward Jupiter. Launching in a 551 configuration, Aerojet provided 1.9 million lbs. of liftoff thrust from five solid rocket boosters (SRBs), eight retro-rockets for the Centaur separation from the Atlas common core booster, 12 reaction...

2011-07-21 16:39:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to last weekend's successful launch of the second Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF satellite. Aerojet will continue to provide propulsion throughout the life of the satellite. GPS IIF-2 was launched aboard a Delta IV rocket with Aerojet thrusters on the upper stage. The satellite includes Aerojet propulsion systems which will be used annually to...

2011-07-21 11:57:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, salutes today's return of orbiter Atlantis and the NASA human spaceflight team for this historic mission and 30 years of flight for an American icon. Blazing into orbit in 1981, NASA's space shuttle fleet has provided an unrivaled payload return capability, the transport of more than 350 astronauts, the delivery and on-orbit maintenance of space assets, and the assembly of the largest...

2011-07-11 16:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the European Space Agency's ATV-2 (Johannes Kepler) successfully completed a major series of reboost maneuvers on the International Space Station (ISS) using four Aerojet model R-4D-11 110-pound bipropellant rocket engines. The series consisted of four burns of more than 140 minutes in total duration between June 12 and June 17, consuming a total of approximately 2800 kg of...

2011-07-10 16:11:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that after 30 years of partnership with NASA, its engines have contributed to the final docking of the space shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS). Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) completed its on-orbit operations and successful docking this morning. Embarking on its 33rd flight, Atlantis lifted off on July 8 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Space Shuttle Atlantis,...

2011-07-06 15:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that Dr. James A. Drakes joined Aerojet today as an executive director of Advanced Programs in the Business Development department. Drakes will be responsible for developing new growth opportunities for the company through advanced technologies. He has previously held key positions in the aerospace industry, most recently as Director of Optical Systems and Technology at Photon Research...

2011-06-21 15:45:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Jerry (Bart) Graham has joined Aerojet as an executive director of Advanced Programs in the Business Development department. Graham will be responsible for creating and developing opportunities for Aerojet as part of the company's initiative to expand its footprint in Huntsville, Ala. He will be located at Aerojet's Huntsville office. Graham has previously held key aerospace...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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