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ATK Meets Third Milestone
2012-01-23 14:39:47

One of NASA's industry partners, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) of Utah, successfully held a Launch System Initial Systems Design (ISD) Review of its Liberty Transportation System. This is the third milestone to be completed under ATK's unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. ATK has five milestones to meet under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement, which enables NASA and ATK teams to exchange technical information related to Liberty...

NASA Begins New Partnership With Alliant Techsystems
2011-09-14 08:20:44

  NASA said on Tuesday that it has agreed to a partnership with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) on the development of the Liberty Launch Systems. The rocket was originally called Ares 1 and was developed under NASA's Constellation moon exploration program. It will be sold for satellite launches and station cargo resupply missions, according to a Reuters report. The space agency said ATK will present NASA officials the Liberty systems level requirements, preliminary design, and...

2010-02-05 16:52:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA will conduct the last ground test for the Space Shuttle program on February 25, marking the closure of a program that has spanned more than three decades and ushering in the era of the next generation of space exploration. What: Horizontal ground test firing of a four-segment solid rocket motor When: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Time:...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.