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2011-04-08 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that Dave Caldwell, director for Missile Defense and Strategic programs in the company's Washington, D.C. Operations office, will assume the added responsibility of supporting Aerojet's efforts to foster a sustainable and innovative U.S. rocket propulsion industrial base. He also will continue to support Aerojet's activities across the full spectrum of the missile defense and...

2011-04-06 16:08:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that they have successfully operated a Japanese HAYABUSA low power microwave ion engine at Aerojet's facility in Redmond, Wash. These ion propulsion systems provide propellant efficiencies more than 10 times higher than those of conventional propulsion systems for use on low Earth orbit, geosynchronous and deep space missions. This test is an...

2011-04-04 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that Michael J. Bender joined Aerojet today as an executive director of Advanced Programs in the Business Development department. Bender will be responsible for creating and developing opportunities for the company. He has previously held key positions in the aerospace industry including vice president of Government Business Development at Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX),...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its thrusters on the Voyager 1 spacecraft assisted in several critical repositionings of the spacecraft over 10 billion miles away from the sun, at the edge of the solar system. On March 8, 2011, the 34-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft did the deep space equivalent of a gymnastics routine at the Olympics as it rolled 70 degrees counterclockwise from its normal orientation...

2011-03-30 16:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, successfully completed vibration and hot fire acceptance testing on its first development MR-104G mono-propellant rocket engine planned for use on NASA's Orion Crew Module (CM). Twelve 160-lb. thrust MR-104G engines, arranged in four single-engine pods and four dual-engine pods, provide the full complement of primary and redundant control...

2011-03-25 17:46:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that in partnership with Huntsville City Mayor Tommy Battle and Chamber of Commerce executives, it held a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the launch of Aerojet's new office expansion project. The event began at 4 p.m. and was held at Aerojet's future location at 7047 Old Madison Pike in Huntsville. Several dignitaries attended the event, including: Congressman Mo Brooks;...

2011-03-21 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft has successfully achieved the first-ever orbit around the planet Mercury using Aerojet's propulsion system. MESSENGER was launched aboard a Delta II on Aug. 3, 2004, and has traveled approximately five billion miles and flown by Earth, Venus and Mercury. The successful Mercury orbit...

2011-03-15 17:08:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, today was recognized by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the company's installation of a more energy-efficient ultraviolet (UV) treatment system in one of its environmental groundwater remediation facilities. Existing equipment was projected to consume 270kW of power to treat the design flow to discharge standards. Following the installation of the more efficient UV system in Oct....

2011-02-28 15:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the company, along with its partner Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), has received the San Fernando Valley Engineers' Council's Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award for work done on the ramjet engine development for the U.S. Navy GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target missile. The award recognizes corporations that have proven engineering excellence...

2011-02-28 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Discovery's (STS-133) on-orbit operations and successful docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery lifted off Feb. 24 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked with the ISS on Saturday. On this 35th shuttle mission to the ISS, Discovery is delivering the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) to the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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