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2009-04-03 20:32:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne marked the 400th RL10 rocket engine to power a payload into space with the launch of an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today. The RL10 engine powered the upper stage of Atlas V and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne also provided the rocket's RD-180 engine as part of the company's RD AMROSS joint venture. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The...

2009-03-24 09:10:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne boosted the seventh modernized NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR military navigation satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today. 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 228th flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines to lift a satellite. "The...

2009-03-18 15:31:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the first ever "salvo" firing of a THAAD interceptor, the Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully positioned the interceptor to destroy the incoming test ballistic missile. Two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles were fired during a test on March 17 from the Pacific Missile Range off Kauai, Hawaii. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies...

2009-03-07 00:25:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif./>, March 7/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the first planet-hunting mission of its kind, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne boosted NASA's Kepler spacecraft into orbit to help scientists in their quest to find Earth-like planets circling distant suns in the Milky Way galaxy. The Kepler spacecraft was launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered the United Launch Alliance...

2009-02-06 10:54:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne helped scientists track fast-breaking storms and monitor climate change by boosting a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base today. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with an RS-27A engine. It was the 226th flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines to...

2009-01-26 13:39:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE) has successfully demonstrated critical capabilities required for NASA's Altair lunar lander. The engine performed with stable operation at the widest throttle range of any known high performance cryogenic engine in December during its third series of ground tests at the company's West Palm Beach, Fla., test facility. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies...

2009-01-18 12:26:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, contributed to the nation's security by boosting a classified spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 17. 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. It was the second...

2009-01-14 10:47:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A technology development engine that may help NASA safely return astronauts to the lunar surface has successfully completed its third round of testing. The goal of these tests is to reduce risk and advance technology for a reliable and robust rocket engine that could enable America's next moon landing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The tests by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in West Palm Beach, Fla.,...

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2009-01-14 11:22:44

Engine Technology For Landing Lunar Astronauts Tested A technology development engine that may help NASA safely return astronauts to the lunar surface has successfully completed its third round of testing. The goal of these tests is to reduce risk and advance technology for a reliable and robust rocket engine that could enable America's next moon landing. The tests by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in West Palm Beach, Fla., helped gather data on this concept engine that might play a role in...

2009-01-12 15:39:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne $12 million for the first phase of a contract to design, build, integrate, and test a prototype Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) that will power two different types of kinetic vehicles on missile interceptors. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The Commonality Pathfinder DACS, as part of the Multiple Kill...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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