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2010-12-21 15:36:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed another major subassembly for NASA's first J-2X rocket engine. A highly-efficient and versatile engine, the J-2X will help sustain the critical design and manufacturing skills required for the United States to maintain its leadership position in human space exploration and its engineering expertise necessary to support national security. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

2010-12-13 13:32:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract worth approximately $622,000 to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "As a provider of human-rated rocket engine technology with decades of proven success, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is honored to help...

2010-12-06 11:20:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The current issue of Popular Science magazine honors Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and its partners for achieving major advances in aerospace technology with the Mach 6-capable X-51A WaveRider vehicle. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Popular Science hailed the X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle as among "The Best of What's New in 2010," noting that the Pratt & Whitney...

2010-11-21 17:47:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, powered by three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 engines and one upper-stage RL10B-2 engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The three RS-68...

2010-11-09 11:35:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $1.35 million contract to develop improved computational tools to better predict combustion stability of hydrocarbon-fueled liquid rocket engines. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The Advanced Liquid Rocket Engine Stability Technology - High Fidelity Model (ALREST-HFM) will be designed to improve the prediction...

2010-11-09 11:34:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $2.35 million contract to perform risk-reduction tests on key components of the Third Generation Reusable Booster (3GRB) rocket engine design. The 3GRB is a technology demonstration program for future U.S. Air Force spaceflight missions. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has...

2010-11-05 23:01:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the 50th year of powering the Delta-family of rockets, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the 350th launch of a Delta rocket today by successfully helping to boost the fourth COSMO-SkyMed Radar Earth-Imaging satellite for the Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defence. The mission launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, procured by Boeing Launch Services using a Pratt &...

2010-10-19 13:16:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract, with a value up to $1 million, to design an engine for the Transformer (TX), a vertical take-off and landing, road-worthy concept study vehicle. The engine design will use technology from the EnduroCORE(TM) engine developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company....

2010-10-18 16:40:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received the 2010 Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The award is given to large and small business prime contractors, subcontractors and civil service team members whose leadership and pursuit of technological excellence support the work of the Marshall Center and sustain NASA's mission of exploration and discovery. Pratt & Whitney...

2010-10-13 11:22:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $60.3 million contract from NASA to provide continued Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) pre-launch, launch and post-launch support through March 31, 2011. The contract is an extension to the current space shuttle program flight manifest launch schedule, which shifted the last two scheduled launch dates for missions STS-133 and STS-134 to fiscal year 2011. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...