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Voyager 2 Set To Switch To Backup Thruster Set
2011-11-07 10:11:55

NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft Nov. 4 to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft. Confirmation was received today that the spacecraft accepted the commands. The change will allow the 34-year-old spacecraft to reduce the amount of power it requires to operate and use previously unused thrusters as it continues its journey toward interstellar space, beyond our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 and...

2011-05-18 16:43:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Endeavour's (STS-134) on-orbit operation and successful docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Endeavour lifted off on May 16 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked with the ISS this morning. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts to the International...

2011-02-28 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Discovery's (STS-133) on-orbit operations and successful docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery lifted off Feb. 24 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked with the ISS on Saturday. On this 35th shuttle mission to the ISS, Discovery is delivering the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) to the...

2010-05-17 16:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to Space Shuttle Atlantis's (STS-132) on-orbit operations and successful docking to the International Space Station (ISS). The shuttle lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 14 and docked with the ISS on Sunday. Space Shuttle Atlantis will deliver and permanently install an integrated cargo carrier and a Russian-built Mini-Research...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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