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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...

2010-05-28 18:31:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates the United Launch Alliance and all of its industry partners on the 50th anniversary of the Delta rocket's inaugural launch. The Delta rocket was originally designed as an interim launch vehicle with only a dozen launches planned. With close to 350 launches since May 13, 1960, this month marks the 50th anniversary of this powerhouse Delta vehicle. The Delta family of expendable launch...

2010-04-29 16:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and JUPITER, Fla., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to compete for research, development and production on NASA's new hydrocarbon engine and advanced upper stage engine. This expands the very successful teamwork that Aerojet and FTT have underway on the U.S. Air Force Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD)...

2009-11-23 08:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in today's successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket carrying the Intelsat-14 commercial communications satellite. The launch services by ULA were performed on behalf of Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services. Aerojet provided three solid rocket boosters for the launch vehicle, eight retro rockets for the Atlas Centaur separation from the launch...

2009-09-25 16:45:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its AJ10-118k engine powered the second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch will put the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrators Program (STSS Demo) payload into orbit. The STSS Demo satellites -- a space-based sensor component of the layered Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) --...

2009-04-03 21:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket tonight from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the second Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite. Aerojet provided two solid rocket boosters for the launch vehicle, eight retro rockets for the Atlas Centaur separation from the launch vehicle, reaction control thrusters...

2009-03-25 16:13:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and the U.S. Air Force successfully conducted a static test of Aerojet's Technology Assessment Motor (TAM) in support of the U.S. Air Force's Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Phase II program. The test was conducted at simulated altitude conditions by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aerojet's TAM design incorporates numerous advanced...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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