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2013-12-05 16:21:45

STAR(TM) 48GXV Motor Will Give Boost Needed to Send Spacecraft on Path to the Sun ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA successfully tested a proof-of-concept STAR(TM) 48GXV motor for the Solar Probe Plus mission, which will enter the sun's atmosphere to study the streams of charged particles the sun hurls into space. The STAR 48GXV solid-fuel third stage will provide the boost needed to assist the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft in escaping Earth's orbit...