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2011-08-05 12:49:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated its continued support of NASA by successfully boosting the Juno spacecraft on its mission to study planet Jupiter.

2011-07-20 13:37:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a chill test and 1.9 second ignition test of NASA's J-2X engine at John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss.

2011-07-16 12:59:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne again demonstrated its large payload lift capabilities by successfully boosting the second GPS- IIF2 navigation satellite for the U.S. government launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Fla.

2011-06-20 07:30:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the last in a series of performance tests on its compact gasifier, making the technology ready for implementation in a demonstration plant.

2011-06-13 14:56:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed assembly of the first J-2X upper-stage engine for NASA's next era of human spaceflight in preparation for demonstration testing expected to begin this month at Stennis Space Center, Miss.

2011-06-10 11:17:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today demonstrated its continued support of NASA and the scientific community by successfully boosting an international spacecraft designed to measure the concentration of salt on ocean surfaces.

2011-05-16 09:01:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-134 to deliver a permanent experiment module to the International Space Station that will allow scientists to study anti-matter in the universe.

2011-05-07 16:21:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today demonstrated its ongoing commitment to national defense by boosting into orbit the U.S. military's first Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 1) for early-warning missile detection.

2011-04-26 11:57:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the Design Certification Review for the upgraded RS-68A engine configuration, demonstrating -the world's most powerful hydrogen-fueled engine has met all requirements to power heavy-lift vehicles into space.


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