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June 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

United Technologies Closes on Rocketdyne Deal

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced it has closed on the sale of substantially all operations of its Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp (NYSE: GY), except for its interest in the RD Amross joint venture. … See more

May 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engines Boost Latest Communication Satellite into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines provided the power to successfully place the fifth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) communication satellites into orbit today for the U.S. military. … See more

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS Propel Modernized Navigation Satellite into Orbit

In their fourth launch of 2013, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite into orbit. … See more

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Scramjet Powers Record-breaking Flight of X-51A WaveRider

The X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's SJY61 scramjet engine, achieved aviation history on May 1 by making the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight, flying full duration and achieving mission success. … See more

April 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Reaches Milestone in Development of Next Rocket Engine for Human Spaceflight

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the rocket-engine manufacturer that helped power American astronauts to the moon during the Apollo era, has completed the last in a series of hot-fire tests on a J-2X engine with a stub-nozzle extension at simulated altitude conditions. … See more

March 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Powers United Launch Alliance Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing Early-Warning Missile Satellite into Orbit

An Atlas V launch vehicle rose from the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to deliver the second Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 2) into orbit – thanks to propulsion provided by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS. … See more

Monday, March 4, 2013
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Kelvin TOP-SET Collaborate to Reduce Cost and Potential Downtime in Oil and Gas Industry

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is collaborating to create a highly specialized methodology that combines its Extreme Engineering expertise with Kelvin TOP SET's proprietary incident investigation skills to reduce cost and potential downtime in the oil and gas industry. … See more