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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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2009-01-14 11:22:44

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.


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