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2010-09-21 07:37:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne yesterday helped boost into orbit a U.S. Government payload. The payload was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). RD AMROSS LLC is a joint venture of...

2010-08-14 07:25:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the U.S. military's first Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) named Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in West Palm Beach the 2009 "Manufacturer of the Year" in the large company category at its annual Recognition of Excellence Awards Banquet. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne facility in West Palm Beach designs, manufactures and tests space propulsion and hypersonic...

2010-07-01 16:07:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE) demonstrated a throttling range 35 percent greater than in previous tests, as well as several new technology breakthroughs to support space exploration. The CECE is a 15,000-pound thrust class cryogenic demonstrator rocket engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). This was the fourth series of CECE tests conducted at...

2010-06-29 15:33:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully positioned a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor that successfully destroyed an incoming Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) in the low endo-atmosphere. Today's flight test was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is under contract to produce the DACS for Lockheed...

2010-06-03 13:23:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received an award of up to $10.2 million from the Department of Energy to design and develop technologies aimed at significantly lowering electricity costs using a Concentrated Solar Power Tower with Thermal Storage (CSP Power Tower). Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This award is a key step in reducing the cost of solar power to levels competitive with fossil...

2010-06-01 12:55:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the first in a series of performance tests on its compact gasifier, which is designed to help reduce the cost of coal gasification, provide a clean alternative fuel source, and strengthen U.S. energy security. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "We are very pleased with the results. They are consistent with our expectations, and...

2010-06-01 11:19:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated 50 years of powering Delta-family rockets into orbit with the successful launch of the first NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite on May 27. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RS-68 and RL10 engines providing booster and upper-stage propulsion,...

2010-05-24 11:59:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $20.3 million contract for the first phase to design, develop and test a High-Performance Liquid Upper-Stage propulsion system that will support early intercept capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "With emerging ballistic missile threats, the MDA needs to develop faster interceptors that can stop enemy...

2010-05-17 12:54:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne was named first in the nation by the Association of Diversity Councils for its outstanding contributions and achievements in promoting diversity in its workforce, workplace and marketplace. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This is an amazing honor," said Darold Sawyer, manager of diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne....