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P&W Rocketdyne to Power Launch of Communications Satellite

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne stands poised to power the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) communications satellites for the U.S. military on Jan. 19. This launch is scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing booster and upper-stage propulsion, respectively.

Steve Bouley, vice president, Launch Vehicle and Hypersonic Systems, told the San Fernando Valley Business Journal more about the launch, which is the first of 11 scheduled missions for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne this year. Click here to read the full story.