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Aerojet and Orbital Complete Main Engine Lifetime Testing for Taurus II Space Launch Vehicle : 03/16/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 15, 2010) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), along with Aerojet's Russian partner, SNTK, announced today that a series of NK-33 rocket engine tests conducted in Samara, Russia were successfully completed in support of the development of Orbital's Taurus® II space launch vehicle.

The purpose of the extended-time testing of the NK-33 engine, on which the AJ26 first-stage engine for the Taurus II rocket is based, was to demonstrate a 'hot-fire'...

SpaceX and Space Systems/Loral Sign Contract for Falcon 9 Geosynchronous Transfer Mission : 03/15/2010

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (March 15, 2010) - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), have signed an agreement for the launch of an SS/L manufactured satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 as early as 2012. For this mission, Falcon 9 will launch from the SpaceX launch site at Cape Canaveral and insert the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) is the world's leading provider of GEO commercial satellites with 40 percent of the high-power market since 2004. The...

GeoEye Selects Lockheed Martin to Build Next-Generation Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite System : 03/11/2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (March 11, 2010) - Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a core business area of the Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], announced today that it has been selected by GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY) to build the company's next-generation, high-resolution Earth imaging satellite system known as GeoEye-2. Financial terms are not being disclosed at this time.

Lockheed Martin has begun start-up activities and procurement of long-lead components to support the earliest possible launch...

Eagle Eyes Announces Licensing Agreement with Astronaut Walt Cunningham : 03/01/2010

CALABASAS, Calif. (March 1, 2010) - EAGLE EYES OPTICS has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Astronaut Walter Cunningham in the promotion of Eagle Eye's 2010-11 "Celebrating America's Achievements in Space" Campaign. 

On the heels of NASA's 50th Golden Anniversary and America's 40th Anniversary of the first man to set foot on the moon, EAGLE EYES has recently announced their induction into the Space Foundation 2010 Technology Hall of Fame.  Developed from original...

GMV Conducts Successful First Satellite Ground Systems Testing for Hubble Telescope Successor, World Space Observatory : 02/16/2010

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Feb. 16, 2010) - GMV (www.gmv.com), a private, multinational firm headquartered in Madrid with its North American headquarters in Rockville, Md., announces the successful first testing of the satellite ground segment of the World Space Observatory Ultraviolet mission (WSO-UV). An international project led by the Russian Space Agency, ROSCOSMOS, with the participation of Spain, Germany, Ukraine and China, WSO-UV will fill the gap left by the Hubble telescope...

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