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2010-09-11 13:35:00

As NASA studies possibilities for the next launcher to the stars, a team of engineers from Kennedy Space Center and several other field centers are looking for a system that turns a host of existing cutting-edge technologies into the next giant leap spaceward.An early proposal has emerged that calls for a wedge-shaped aircraft with scramjets to be launched horizontally on an electrified track or gas-powered sled. The aircraft would fly up to Mach 10, using the scramjets and wings to lift it...

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...

2010-07-19 07:52:00

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney's fifth generation family of propulsion systems have achieved numerous milestones in 2010, continuing to set the standard for military jet engine safety, reliability and performance. Pratt & Whitney is the only engine manufacturer producing and delivering fifth generation propulsion capability to the customer, including the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II and the F119 engine, powering...

2010-07-19 07:32:00

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Attendees of the 40th Farnborough Airshow are in for an amazing display of aerospace technology and performance when the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performs every day of the show. The Pratt & Whitney F119 engines, powering F-22, have surpassed more than 300,000 hours. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Seeing the thrust capability of those two Pratt & Whitney F119...

2010-05-26 17:18:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's scramjet engine, achieved aviation history today by making the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This first test flight brings aviation closer than ever to the reality of regular, sustained hypersonic flight," said Curtis Berger, director of Hypersonic...

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2010-05-04 09:45:00

Can airplanes be made that use less fuel and create fewer emissions? And can these airplanes also be significantly quieter than the planes currently flying through the skies? As aeronautics technology continues to evolve, researchers from government agencies and companies around the globe are trying to answer these questions. Developing and testing technology for planes that produce significantly less noise and have a decreased environmental impact are two of NASA's key research goals....

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2010-04-01 07:30:18

When Walter O'Brien was a young boy, he recalls a moment of complete exhilaration when he was able to design and build a balsa wood airplane model that actually flew from his parents' front porch, across the street, and landed on the neighbor's deck. That boy of 10 is now in his early 70s, but he remains as excited about his engineering prowess now as he was then. Only today, he is celebrating the award of his most recent patent on a significantly more sophisticated design "“"“ a...

2009-12-15 18:21:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand today congratulated Boeing on the inaugural flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Hamilton Sundstrand systems helped enable the first flight from Paine Field, Everett, Wash. on Dec. 15. The 787 contains nine major Hamilton Sundstrand systems, comprising nearly 600 components and subsystems that incorporate various unique technologies for this first more electric commercial transport. Hamilton Sundstrand is a...

2009-11-23 06:37:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 400th F119 engine, which powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. This milestone delivery marks a significant accomplishment for the only operational fifth generation fighter engine in service today and demonstrates the maturity of this highly advanced propulsion system. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The F119 logbook continues to...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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