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2011-02-23 16:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that ESA Spacecraft PR6-2011 (Johannes Kepler) - the second of five European Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV) - successfully launched aboard the European expendable launch system, Ariane 5, out of Kourou in French Guiana. For the ATV mission, Aerojet delivered four model R-4D-11 110 lbf bipropellant rocket engines that are used to accomplish the circularization maneuvers and...

2011-02-09 16:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has joined the Virginia Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), located near Richmond, Va. CCAM was founded jointly by the University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) as part of a partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Rolls-Royce North America to provide transformational improvements in advanced...

2011-02-09 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today that the companies completed a kinetic warhead System Integration Test (SIT) for the Standard Missile-3 Block IB (SM-3 Blk IB) missile, verifying the ability of the kinetic warhead to detect, track and engage a ballistic missile target. The test involves a fully operational, flight-weight kinetic warhead operating on an air-bearing test stand. The test...

2011-02-08 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, along with NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) (Orbital), conducted the acceptance hot-fire test of the second AJ26 flight engine that will power the first stage of Orbital's Taurus® II medium-class launch vehicle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/SF44093) The test, conducted yesterday afternoon at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, follows the...

2011-01-24 15:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the second Japanese re-supply vehicle, HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV) -- named KOUNOTORI2, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. The HTV was launched on Saturday, Jan. 22 aboard an H-IIB vehicle and is carrying essential equipment and supplies to the Station. KOUNOTORI, meaning "white stork," conveys the...

2010-12-23 16:14:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, celebrates NASA's recent announcement that Voyager 1 has reached a point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind. Now approximately 10.8 billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1's passage through the heliosheath, the turbulent outer shell of the sun's sphere of influence, and the spacecraft's upcoming departure from our solar system, mark a major milestone...

2010-12-16 15:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that over the next few months it will expand its presence in the Huntsville community by hiring 25 local engineers. This growth will allow Aerojet to provide collaborative engineering expertise, program management support and business development outreach to our government and prime customers located in the Huntsville area and across the Southeastern United States....

2010-12-06 13:07:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- VSP Global(SM), the industry leader in the delivery of eyecare and eyewear through innovative business solutions and quality vision products, today named Yasmin R. Seyal as its Vice President, Global Treasurer. Seyal will oversee the company's various treasury functions, and direct global tax strategy and compliance, reporting to VSP Global Chief Financial Officer Donald J. Ball. (Photo:...

2010-12-02 17:39:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it shipped the last F-22 Raptor forward boom to The Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash. This completed the 10th lot of a procurement that spanned 17 years in support of the Boeing/Lockheed Martin/U.S. Air Force team. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101202/SF11526) Aerojet has been under contract to The Boeing Company on the F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter...

2010-12-02 16:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the successful launch of the MICHIBIKI satellite aboard the H-2A launch vehicle out of the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. MICHIBIKI, which means "guiding light" or "showing the way," is the first satellite of a system called Quasi-Zenith. Quasi-Zenith will provide services similar to the U.S....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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