Latest Whitney Rocketdyne Stories

2010-03-04 22:42:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the last in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-P, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to help meteorologists monitor severe weather while improving the daily forecast.

2010-02-10 15:51:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed the initial step in certifying the RS-68A rocket engine by successfully hot-fire testing the first certification engine.

2009-12-15 11:19:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has received the 2009 Large Business Prime Contractor Excellence Award from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

2009-12-14 11:20:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne helped boost NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite into orbit on a mission designed to survey the entire sky at infrared wavelengths in search of stars, galaxies and asteroids.

2009-12-11 14:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force X-51A WaveRider vehicle yesterday successfully made its first captive carry flight under the wing of a B-52 carry aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

2009-12-11 11:26:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the opening of the new PoWeR Innovations Research facility on the campus of University of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala, on Dec. 9.

2009-12-07 11:14:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne helped boost into orbit the third in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites designed to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched Dec.

2009-10-28 11:45:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully demonstrated its ability to provide rocket stability using heritage U.S. Air Force Peacekeeper missile system hardware during NASA's first Ares l-X test flight today from Kennedy Space Center.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").