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SGAC Announces its First International Space Solar Power Competition for Students and Young Professionals : 05/03/2012

IAF SEOCSGAC, together with the Space Solar Power Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, have released a new technical paper competition to seek out innovative approaches to Space Solar Power (SSP), also in collaboration with the Space Education and Outreach and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committees of the IAF, and partially sponsored by Space Canada.

The competition challenges entrants, which can be either individuals or small groups with up to three members, to write a technical paper about...

Aerojet Completes Testing of Next-Generation Exploration Thruster : 04/26/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it successfully completed development testing of its MR-104H 100 lbf-class monopropellant hydrazine thruster.

Working with Boeing Exploration Launch Systems and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Aerojet successfully completed environmental and hot-fire performance testing of the MR-104H in Redmond, Wash. The MR-104 product line matured under NASA's Constellation program and is applicable for future space vehicles....

Dynetics Opens New Solutions Complex : 04/25/2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 25, 2012) - The new Dynetics Solutions Complex opened here today at 1004 Explorer Blvd. will expand capabilities in research and development and production for aerospace, cyber and defense products in Huntsville. It is a high-tech prototyping facility, incorporating the latest resources available to produce quality products rapidly and affordably for both commercial and government customers. The opening of the new facility is intended to add 250 to 300 additional jobs over the next three years....

ORBITEC and Sierra Nevada Space Systems Begin Testing Dream Chaser® Orbital Crew Vehicle Life Support and Thermal Systems : 04/23/2012

Madison, Wis. (April 23, 2012) - Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) is the prime contractor for Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) and Thermal Control System (TCS) for the Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser® Space System. ORBITEC has, along with its partner Hamilton Sundstrand, successfully completed two major tests for SNC under NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Program. The tests include the first integrated system testing and first integrated human testing of ECLSS and TCS components developed for the Dream Chaser®, SNC's reusable orbital crew vehicle, intended to carry astronauts to and from low Earth orbit.

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Dynetics and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Announce Exclusive Partnership to Compete for NASA SLS Booster Contract : 04/18/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 18, 2012) - Dynetics and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) announced here today at the National Space Symposium a long-term partnership to compete for the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) procurement. Under...

Dynetics Leads Team to Compete for NASA's Engineered Solutions & Prototyping Contract : 04/18/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2012) - Huntsville-based Dynetics is leading a North Alabama team to compete for the NASA Engineered Solutions & Prototyping (ESP) contract, a procurement that will advance the technological direction of Marshall Space Flight Center. Dynetics' exclusive teammates include B-K Manufacturing, CFDRC, Davidson Technologies, DCI, Freedom Information, Micro Craft, Phase IV Systems, Venturi, Yetispace, ARES Corporation, Zero Point Frontiers, Draper Laboratory, Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt...

Telespazio VEGA UK to Distribute Thuraya Solutions Globally : 04/18/2012

Abu Dhabi (April 18, 2012) - To further meet the requirements of global vertical markets, Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite services operator has recently signed a Service Partner agreement with Telespazio VEGA United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Telespazio SpA, a Finmeccanica/Thales company. Through this partnership, Telespazio VEGA will distribute Thuraya's integrated portfolio of satellite communications products which includes Thuraya IP, the world's most compact satellite broadband...

Aerojet Delivers 50th Flight-Ready Solid Rocket Booster to United Launch Alliance : 04/17/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has delivered the 50th Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) to United Launch Alliance (ULA) in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle.

The 50th-delivered SRB, along with two additional boosters, is scheduled to help launch a future mission in 2013. Aerojet won the Atlas V SRB contract in 1999 and delivered its first successful flight for the July 2003 launch of Rainbow 1, a commercial communications satellite.

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The SI Names Retired Air Force General Tom Sheridan to Lead National Security Space Business : 04/16/2012

CHANTILLY, Va. (April 16, 2012) - The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) has named retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John T. "Tom" Sheridan as vice president of its National Security Space line of business.

General Sheridan retired in August 2011 as the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. He also served as the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, managing the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of...

Thuraya to Participate in 28th National Space Symposium in US : 04/16/2012

Abu Dhabi (April 16, 2012) -  Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator will be a key participant at the premier US space policy and program forum, the 28th National Space Symposium. A delegation led by Thuraya's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Halawi will be representing the Company that has market leadership in mobile satellite handhelds, with a 60 percent market share within its coverage area that spans Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

At this event that will be attracting over 9,000...

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