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2009-10-21 16:46:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has been recognized by INROADS -- an international organization that helps corporations develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. In addition, two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne employees who are former INROADS interns were recognized by the organization for their achievements. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies...

2009-10-08 15:49:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost a commercial Earth-imaging spacecraft into orbit to more quickly deliver detailed images for map creation and in-depth analysis. The satellite, WorldView-2, is the third in a constellation. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The mission used a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-27A engine and...

2009-09-25 10:54:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, helped boost two tandem Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstrator satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today. The satellites were onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched for NASA, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-27A engine. It was the 231st successful flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines....

2009-08-17 11:09:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost the eighth and final modernized NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR military navigation satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with an RS-27A engine. It was the 230th flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines to lift a...

2009-06-27 23:28:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the second in a series of NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-O, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., yesterday, to help scientists monitor severe weather that leads to tornadoes, flashfloods and hurricanes. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta IV...

2009-05-11 14:39:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) once again is helping to push the boundaries of how far humanity can see into the depths of space. Three PWR Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) launched astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis today from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-125 to service the Hubble Space Telescope. STS-125 is the fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

2009-05-05 17:44:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, boosted a Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (STSS-ATRR) satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base today. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-27A engine. It was the 229th successful flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines. The...

2009-05-05 09:30:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's PWR-9221FJ dual-mode ramjet engine successfully completed its first ground test at Mach 4 flight conditions at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tullahoma, Tenn. A dual-mode ramjet engine is a key technology for developing reusable hypersonic vehicles. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Successful demonstration of the dual-mode ramjet engine integrated with a...

2009-04-20 13:55:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for NASA's first Ares I-X test flight in August, engineers from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne have finished pressurizing and loading 1,423 pounds of propellants into heritage hardware from the Peacekeeper missile system that will be used to help return humans to the moon by 2020. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is working with NASA to use existing...

2009-04-06 12:34:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed a series of successful hot-fire tests for a propulsion system that could lead to increased mission capability and flexibility in sending humans to the moon, Mars and beyond. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. During the tests at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, a 25 pound-force thruster testbed successfully demonstrated cooling with...


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