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2010-08-19 14:47:55

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) will conduct a full-scale test of a five-segment, first-stage solid rocket motor at 11:05 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 31. The test at the ATK Aerospace Systems test facility in Promontory, Utah will assess motor performance at low temperatures. The static firing of the solid motor, designated Development Motor-2, will last two minutes. This is the most heavily instrumented solid rocket motor in NASA history, with 53 test objectives that will be measured...

2010-08-11 09:40:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA will test the second fully developed Ares five-segment solid rocket motor, known as Development Motor-2 (DM-2). The five-segment rocket motor is an upgraded version of the Shuttle's 4-segment booster, and has also been identified as a key element of NASA's future Heavy Lift Launch vehicle. Horizontal ground test firing of Ares What: DM-2 Date: Tuesday August 31,...

2010-08-05 06:25:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that the company's Board of Directors has elected Mike Kahn to serve as Senior Vice President and President, ATK Missile Products group, which is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Kahn most recently served as the Executive Vice President of the Aerospace Systems group. A 22-year veteran of ATK, Mr. Kahn has held a number of executive level leadership positions across a variety of programs and...

2010-04-08 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it expects to record a non-cash charge of approximately $38 million ($24 million net of tax, or $0.71 per share) in the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10). The non-cash charge is the result of the company's decision to discontinue the use of trade names associated with the prior acquisitions of Thiokol in 2001, and the Mission Research Corporation (MRC) in 2004. Separately, ATK...

2010-03-11 15:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) will realign its business structure, effective April 1, into four operating groups: Aerospace Systems, Armament Systems, Missile Products, and Security and Sporting. The change better aligns ATK's capabilities and resources with its customers and markets, and positions the company for long-term growth and improved profitability. "ATK is focused on the future and aligning our capabilities to drive...

2010-02-25 14:17:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier today, Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA successfully performed the final ground test of a reusable solid rocket motor (RSRM) for the Space Shuttle program at ATK's Promontory, Utah facility. The test marks the completion of a 30-year program that continuously improved the RSRM's performance and safety features. With the completion of today's test, ATK is ready to usher in the next generation of space exploration. The...

2010-02-11 14:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch placed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory into orbit. Using advanced fiber placement manufacturing techniques, ATK produced the 10 foot diameter composite heat shield that provides essential protection for the first stage of the launch vehicle. The...

2010-02-08 04:33:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) ignited at 4:14 a.m. EST, launching the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its crew on their 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). More than 100 RSRM flight sets have been launched to date, marking a two-decade track record of flawless performance. "The successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour highlights the capabilities and progress ATK and NASA have made...

2010-02-01 15:45:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) today released the following statement on the GFY11 NASA Budget Proposal: The President's budget proposal is the first step in a long process that will ultimately require Congressional approval. It is not clear why at this time the nation would consider abandoning a program of such historic promise and capability - with so much invested. We anticipate additional detail on the budget proposal's impact on the...

2009-12-16 14:20:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) performed a ground test of a full-scale attitude control motor (ACM) for the launch abort system (LAS) of NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. The test was conducted at ATK's facility in Elkton, Md. on Dec. 15. "The ACM test is a major accomplishment for the ATK, Lockheed Martin and the NASA LAS team. We demonstrated a critical technology capability that will enhance crew safety and mission success," said...


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