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Propulsion
Propulsion milestone reached in liquid hydrogen engine programme
Propulsion : 21 November, 2013
XCOR hot fires its XR-5H25 liquid hydrogen engine at its testing range at the Mojave Air and Space Port
 
Collaborative partnership reaches space propulsion milestone
Propulsion : 24 September, 2013
United Launch Alliance and XCOR Aerospace have reached a development milestone on the liquid hydrogen engine program for space propulsion
 
ATK Solid Rocket Motor Ready For Flight Testing
Propulsion : 28 October, 2010
30 day findings now available from NASA and ATK showing the state of readiness of the five segment solid rocket motor for entering flight testing phase
 
Unplugged Conference Remarks from ATK CEO to Be Webcast
Propulsion : 27 August, 2010
CEO of Alliant Techsystems to speak at Morgan Stanley conference with speech to be webcast on the company’s web site
 
New Board Members Elected At ATK
Propulsion : 04 August, 2010
Alliant Techsystems takes on two new high profile board members to contribute to the company’s international expansion plans
 
NASA Sounding Rocket Contract For Orbital Sciences
Propulsion : 02 August, 2010
New Contract expected to result in employment for 150 people at the Wallops Flight Facility
 
ATK Prepares Installation For Testing 5 Stage Solid Rocket Motor
Propulsion : 08 July, 2010
Ground testing to take place in September on world’s largest solid rocket motor as ATK and NASA complete the installation for the Ares I development motor
 
Partnership Focuses On Propulsion Technology For NASA Unmanned Lander
Propulsion : 26 May, 2010
Masten Space Systems is joining XCOR Aerospace on a collaborative project aimed at bidding for the propulsion contract on the anticipaced unmanned lander project from NASA
 
Launch Abort System Successfully Tested For Orion
Propulsion : 07 May, 2010
Lockheed Martin Space System has tested the Orion launch abort system in New Mexico with 500,000 pounds of thrust accelerating the crew module to 445 mph in just three seconds
 
Air Force Minotaur IV Rocket Prepares for Launch
Propulsion : 21 April, 2010
Peacekeeper rocket motors from Orbital to boost Minotaur IV in support of DARPA’s Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 mission
 
Successful Test of Orion Launch Abort Attitude Control Motor
Propulsion : 22 March, 2010
ATK has tested the attitude control motor for the launch abort system of the Orion exploration vehicle for crew safety
 
Airgas and XCOR Reach Agreement On Supply Of Gases For Propulsion Systems
Propulsion : 18 March, 2010
Under new supply agreement, manufacturer of re-usable suborbital spacecraft will take liquid oxygen, nitrogen and helium from Airgas for use in the company’s non-toxic propulsion systems
 
AJ26 Pathfinder Launch Engine Test To Begin at Stennis Space Centre
Propulsion : 26 February, 2010
Orbital and Aerojet are beginning testing of the AJ26 liquid fuelled rocket engine to be used as the first stage propulsion unit for the Taurus II launch vehicle
 
Successful Ground Test For Re-Usable Solid Rocket Motor
Propulsion : 26 February, 2010
The ATK Utah facility has been used for final ground testing of the Re-Usable Solid Rocket Motor for use on the remaining Space Shuttle program
 
MUOS Satellite mated with propulsion system
Propulsion : 21 January, 2010
Military communication satellite module now fitted with propulsion system for positioning to final orbit location as well as subsequent on-orbit re-positioning
 
Successful test of Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor
Propulsion : 17 December, 2009
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft will benefit from the attitude control motor recently tested by Alliant Techsystems for the Launch Abort Control system of the manned space vehicle
 
WISE satellite launch success with ATK Propulsion
Propulsion : 15 December, 2009
Solid rocket boosters from Alliant Techsystems powered a Delta II rocket carrying the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base during a successful launch
 
Motor for Taurus II program completes successful ground test
Propulsion : 14 December, 2009
The Castor 30 solid fuel motor from ATK for use in Orbital Sciences’ Taurus II launch vehicle has been test fired in a vacuum chamber at the AEDC as part of the preparations for the first launch using this motor scheduled for 2011
 
Upper stage rocket motor for NASA launch vehicles completes ground testing
Propulsion : 11 December, 2009
The Castor 30 solid rocket motor from Alliant Techsystems has undergone ground tests at Air Force base in Tennessee in preparation for use in both commercial missions to the ISS and government space missions
 
Successful satellite launch with ATK support
Propulsion : 08 December, 2009
Delta IV rocket using Graphite Epoxy Motors from Alliant Techsystems successfully launches from Cape Canaveral
 
Shuttle Endeavour Solid Rocket Titanium Auxiliary Power Unit Fuel Tanks
Propulsion : 16 July, 2009
Alliant Techsystems' Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) ignited at 6:03 p.m. EDT, launching the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its crew on their 16-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). More than 100 RSRM flight sets have been launched to date, marking a two-decade track record of flawless performance.
 
ATK and NASA Team Complete Successful Ares I Parachute Drop Test
Propulsion : 03 March, 2009
Drogue Parachute Passes Second Key Test for the NASA Program
 
Aerojet,- 20th anniversary of the Delta II rocket's inaugural launch
Propulsion : 17 February, 2009
Aerojet, a GenCorp company, recognizes the U.S. Air Force, NASA, United Launch Alliance, Boeing and industry partners on the 20th anniversary of the Delta II rocket's inaugural launch.
 
New Director of Communications for Space Technology Sector
Propulsion : 21 October, 2008
Lon.Rains has been named as the new director for Northrop Grumman's Space Technology Sector.
 
Kinetic Energy Interceptors Team Conducts Successful Pressure Tests of Rocket Motor Case
Propulsion : 12 August, 2008
The Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) team led by Northrop Grumman has completed structural integrity and hydro-proof tests of composite cases planned for use on the high-pressure Stage 1 and 2 solid rocket motors
 
Workforce reductions on Space Shuttle External Tank program
Propulsion : 02 August, 2008
Lockheed Martin has informed its Michoud Operations workforce that employee reductions would begin in the fall of 2008 and continue through September 2010 as a result of the build-out of External Tanks to support the planned fly-out of the Space Shuttle program.
 
Static firing of jettison motor success
Propulsion : 09 April, 2008
Aerojet and Orbital Sciences has announced that together the two companies successfully conducted a static firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA's Orion next generation human spaceflight program. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the Orion project, which is part of NASA's Constellation Program to send human explorers back to the moon and then onward to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
 
Successful Launch of GPS Satellite
Propulsion : 19 March, 2008
ATK Provides Enhanced Thermal Control Architecture to Support Satellite Communication Upgrades
 
Composite Technology Supports First Atlas V Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Propulsion : 16 March, 2008
ATK's Heat Shield and Base Plate Protect Launch Vehicle During Ascent
 
Shuttle launch aided by solid rocket motor propulsion
Propulsion : 13 March, 2008
Booster separation motors from ATK have made a second flight on the Space Shuttle, providing more thrust than twenty six jumbo jets.
 
ATK - NASA Contract for Reusable Solid Rocket Motors
Propulsion : 19 February, 2008
Alliant Techsystems has received a contract modification from NASA valued at $812.5 million for the continued production and refurbishment of four-segment reusable solid rocket motors (RSRM) for the space shuttle program.
 
ATK - Booster Motors on Latest Shuttle Launch
Propulsion : 11 February, 2008
Alliant Techsystems' Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) and redesigned Booster Separation Motors (BSM) performed flawlessly today as NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into orbit.
 
Aerojet - NASA Messenger Spacecraft
Propulsion : 02 February, 2008
Aerojet propulsion system has propelled NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft past Mercury on its historic first of three visits, preceding a planned orbital insertion in 2011.
 
ATK rockets used for new satellite launch
Propulsion : 21 December, 2007
The latest launch of the USAF's modernized GPS rocket was facilitated by ATK GEM-40 boosters.
 
ATK Help Launch COSMO Satellite
Propulsion : 09 December, 2007
The COSMO Skymed 2 Earth Imaging satellite was launched with the aid of ATK GEM-40 boosters.
 
ATK - Successful Firing of Rocket Motor for KEI
Propulsion : 10 September, 2007
ATK and KEI Missile Defense Team Successfully Test Fire First-Stage Rocket Motor
 
ATK - Sparrow Rocket Motors
Propulsion : 27 August, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received an $8 million modification to the existing production contract to manufacture solid propellant rocket motors for the Sparrow medium range air-to-air missile system. The contract modification was awarded to ATK by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland to supply rocket motors for Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
 
ATK - Support to Space Shuttle 'Endeavour'
Propulsion : 09 August, 2007
ATK Propulsion Supports the Successful Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
 
ATK - Propulsion Systems for Phoenix Mars Lander
Propulsion : 07 August, 2007
ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander
 
ATK - Strong First Quarter 2008 Earnings
Propulsion : 02 August, 2007
ATK Reports Strong First Quarter 2008 Earnings - Up 38 Percent to $1.50 Per Share
 
ATK - Orion Launch Abort System Motor Contract
Propulsion : 23 July, 2007
Orbital Sciences Corporation has selected Alliant Techsystems to provide the attitude control motor (ACM) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle launch abort system (LAS). The new LAS contract is valued at approximately $70 million. The ACM adds to ATK's content on the LAS, which already includes the primary launch abort motor. Work on the ACM will be performed at ATK facilities in Elkton, MD.
 
ATK - Contract for Orion Launch Abort Motors
Propulsion : 10 July, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received a $62.5 million contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation for the main abort motor of the NASA Orion crew exploration vehicle Launch Abort System (LAS). NASA's Orion will succeed the Space Shuttle in transporting humans to and from the International Space Station, as well as carrying crews to the Moon and eventually Mars.
 
ATK - AIM-9M Sidewinder Rocket Motors
Propulsion : 25 June, 2007
ATK Receives Contract in Excess of $5 Million for AIM-9M Sidewinder Rocket
 
ATK - Australian Propellent Manufacturing Facility Development
Propulsion : 08 June, 2007
ATK Will Provide Expertise and Critical Equipment for Design, Construction,
 
ATK - Rocket Motors Used on Space Shuttle Atantis
Propulsion : 08 June, 2007
ATK Supports the Successful Launch of Space Shuttle Atantis and STS-117 Mission
 
ATK - Successful Test Firing Of Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor
Propulsion : 24 May, 2007
Alliant Techsystems conducted a successful test firing today of NASA's Reusable Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) as part of continuous testing to improve performance and ensure safety of the Space Shuttle, which also transfers improvements into the shuttle-derived first-stage of the Ares I crew launch vehicle.
 
ATK Launches Force-on-Force Training System
Propulsion : 09 May, 2007
ATK Launches Force-on-Force Training System for Military and Law Enforcement Markets
 
NASA To Build New Stand At Stennis For Ares Rocket Engines
Propulsion : 08 May, 2007
NASA will test one of the rocket engines it is developing for its new launch vehicles at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The agency will build a new test stand at Stennis for the J-2X engine. The engine will power the upper stages of NASA's Ares I and Ares V rockets.
 
ATK - NFIRE Spacecraft in Orbit
Propulsion : 24 April, 2007
Alliant Techsystems solid propulsion and composite technologies supported the successful launch yesterday of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur launch vehicle from Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch placed the Missile Defense Agency's experimental Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) spacecraft in orbit.
 
ATK venture with Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney
Propulsion : 17 April, 2007
ATK, Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Present Proposal for Ares I Upper Stage
 
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