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2013-05-25 00:20:16

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines provided the power to successfully place the fifth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) communication satellites into orbit today for the U.S. military. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the booster and upper-stage propulsion,...

2013-05-15 20:20:34

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In their fourth launch of 2013, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite into orbit. The satellite 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 RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt...

2013-05-07 20:20:16

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's SJY61 scramjet engine, achieved aviation history on May 1 by making the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight, flying full duration and achieving mission success. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This test flight brings aviation closer than ever to the reality of regular, sustained...

2013-04-24 12:21:05

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the rocket-engine manufacturer that helped power American astronauts to the moon during the Apollo era, has completed the last in a series of hot-fire tests on a J-2X engine with a stub-nozzle extension at simulated altitude conditions. This latest chapter in the development of America's next rocket engine paves the way toward full-motion testing of the J-2X engine, which is designed to power humans to Mars....

2013-03-19 20:20:28

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An Atlas V launch vehicle rose from the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to deliver the second Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 2) into orbit - thanks to propulsion provided by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt &...

2013-02-11 16:21:42

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the most advanced Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft into orbit today for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. The spacecraft 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 RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt...

2013-01-31 00:20:12

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS launched into the New Year today by successfully propelling NASA's first, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) into orbit. The mission 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 RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt &...

2012-12-17 12:20:53

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the last hot-fire test on the J-2X powerpack -- an important step toward development of America's next rocket engine designed for human spaceflight. NASA has selected the J-2X as the upper-stage propulsion for the Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. "This is a significant...

2012-12-11 16:20:27

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. military's unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle returned to orbit today on its third mission - thanks to the proven propulsion systems provided by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS. 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 RL10A4-2 upper-stage engine....

2012-10-04 10:21:01

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful roar rumbled across Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully boosted the third Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite into orbit. 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 RL10B-2 engines providing booster and upper-stage...