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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,...

2011-06-19 16:51:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE), a subsidiary of Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), announced today that it finalized its strategic alliance agreement with Aerojet-General Corporation, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company. The agreement, which was signed prior to the opening of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, establishes a formal plan for Teledyne Brown and Aerojet to cooperate in the development and...

2011-06-10 11:27:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engine helped propel today's launch of the Delta II launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. This 149th launch of the Delta II engine carries NASA's Aquarius research satellite to orbit. Aquarius is a focused effort to measure the sea surface salinity of the world's oceans. The satellite will provide the global view of salinity variability needed...

2011-06-02 19:16:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and Sacramento, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE), in Huntsville, Ala., has signed a letter of agreement to form a strategic alliance with Aerojet - General Corporation, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, to manufacture and assemble liquid rocket engines. The agreement states that Teledyne Brown and Aerojet will cooperatively develop, manufacture...

2011-05-27 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has been awarded two contracts for the maturation of advanced technologies for Upper Stage and Divert and Attitude Control System propulsion elements of the Standard Missile Blk IIB Interceptor, as part of an Early Intercept Defense Phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The Aerojet technologies are intended to provide high-performance, lightweight...

2011-05-18 16:43:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Endeavour's (STS-134) on-orbit operation and successful docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Endeavour lifted off on May 16 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked with the ISS this morning. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts to the International...

2011-05-02 16:04:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that on behalf of Aerojet, its Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety, Chris Conley, was presented with the National Association of Environmental Professionals' (NAEP) 2011 Environmental Excellence Award for Public Partnerships. Aerojet was recognized for the public partnerships the company pursued in two exceptional projects - development of the six megawatt solar facility at...

2011-04-25 14:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Michael (Mike) Bright has joined the corporation as vice president of the Missile Defense Business Unit. Bright comes to Aerojet from Lockheed Martin with a long history in the missile defense community. His very successful engineering, program management and product line management career make him an ideal fit for this leadership position. Bright has a Bachelor of Science degree...

2011-04-20 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates NASA and all of its partners on the recent 30th anniversary of the inaugural space shuttle launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA's orbiters will retire after Atlantis' expected launch on June 28. Aerojet's technology has flown on every shuttle mission since its launch inception in 1981. With NASA's announcement mid last week on the orbiters' post-shuttle program retirement...

2011-04-15 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its 67-foot solid rocket booster augmented the launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The booster provided approximately 380,000 lbs. of additional thrust for the Atlas V launch vehicle and its National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) L-34 satellite payload. This marks the fifth NRO satellite launch by ULA within the last six...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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