Latest Whitney Rocketdyne Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.