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2011-04-18 16:13:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company has selected Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to help mature the design of its Service Module and integrated Launch Abort propulsion system for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The propulsion system is a critical element for a safe, affordable and near-term commercial crew transportation system to low-Earth orbit. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company....

2011-04-15 01:47:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today demonstrated its continued support of national security by helping to boost into orbit a spacecraft for the U.S. government. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and the Centaur upper stage is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 engine. Pratt &...

2011-03-14 14:39:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests of the Bantam demonstration engine for an innovative "pusher" launch abort system on The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft. The launch abort engine is a critical component of future commercial crew transportation to low-Earth orbit. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. A pusher launch abort system "pushes" or...

2011-03-11 18:29:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In another display of its commitment to national security, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today successfully helped boost a satellite for the U.S. government from Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Fla. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RS-68 booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:...

2011-03-08 13:58:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of Hardware Acceptance Reviews on the first RS-68A production rocket engine, validating the world's most powerful hydrogen-fueled engine is ready to power a heavy-lift vehicle into space in support of national security. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE :UTX) company. "RS-68A engine 30003 has demonstrated all the requirements for flight over a...

2011-03-05 17:16:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the U.S. military's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, demonstrating its continued support for the nation's long-term goals of affordable, responsive and routine space exploration. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney...

2011-02-24 16:13:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-133 to deliver spare parts and a modified cargo transfer module that will be permanently attached to the International Space Station (ISS) to provide additional storage space. The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Pratt &...

2011-02-23 08:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is among seven nominees competing for one of the most prestigious awards in aerospace, the National Aeronautic Association's (NAA) Robert J. Collier Trophy. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is being nominated as part of the team that powered the hypersonic X-51A WaveRider vehicle last May in the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) powered flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

2011-01-20 15:50:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost a government satellite for the U.S. Government, demonstrating its heavy-lift capabilities and continued support of national security. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, powered by three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 booster engines and one upper-stage RL10B-2 engine. The Delta IV Heavy launched for the first time from Vandenberg Air Force Base...

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2010-12-23 07:40:30

NASA and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne have successfully completed the heart of the J-2X upper stage rocket engine -- the turbomachinery assemblies -- for the first development engine off the production line. The engine's turbomachinery consists of two turbopumps, each part pump and part turbine. Turbines provide the power to drive the pumps. One pump pushes high-pressure liquid oxygen, or oxidizer, and the other pumps liquid hydrogen fuel through the engine and to the engine's main...


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