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2014-07-13 20:20:07

CASTOR® 30B Motor Paves Way for ATK's More Powerful CASTOR 30XL ARLINGTON, Va., July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided the second stage motor for Sunday's successful launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE:ORB) Antares(TM) rocket on its second NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140713/126546 Liftoff occurred at 12:52 p.m. EDT from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The...

2014-05-06 12:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 20 American college and university teams will gather on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats Saturday, May 17 to launch rockets they designed. The rockets will reach heights up to 20,000 feet, carrying onboard science and engineering experiments -- and high hopes among those on the ground to win prizes and bragging rights. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The "launchfest" is the pinnacle of the 2013-2014 NASA...

2014-04-29 08:21:00

Spin-Off of ATK's Sporting Group and a Merger between ATK's Aerospace and Defense Groups and Orbital Sciences Corporation ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems Inc. ("ATK" or the "Company") (NYSE: ATK) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to create two independent, public companies with leadership in Outdoor Sports and Aerospace and Defense (A&D). The board approved a definitive agreement that provides for the...

2014-02-21 08:20:17

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Constellation in Orbit ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies supported Thursday's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This rocket carried the U.S. Air Force's fifth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS). (Photo:...

2014-01-20 08:20:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) was selected by The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for a contract, beginning immediately, to produce substructural composite components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. "This is a great win for ATK that builds on our commitment and proven success of providing affordable innovation and customer satisfaction," said Blake Larson, president of ATK Aerospace Group. "This work scope adds to our long-term relationship of supporting...

2014-01-09 16:21:07

First Antares(TM) Flight to Use Upgraded CASTOR® 30B Upper Stage Motor ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided the second stage propulsion for Thursday's successful launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares(TM) rocket on its first NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The CRS mission ensures critical supplies are delivered on-time to the only laboratory in microgravity. Liftoff occurred at...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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