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ATK Supports Launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V

ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch MAVEN Spacecraft ARLINGTON, Va.Â- — ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided critical hardware for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V vehicle that launched a first-of-its-kind spacecraft today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Now on its way to Mars, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft will survey the upper...

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ATK's CASTOR® 30 Motor Supports Launch of Antares(TM) COTS Demonstration Mission to International Space Station

The CASTOR 30 Motor is Upper Stage of America's Newest Medium-Class Launch Vehicle ARLINGTON, Va.Â- — ATK's (NYSE: ATK) CASTOR® 30 upper stage solid rocket motor supported the successful cargo demonstration launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Antares™ rocket as it lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today at 10:58 a.m. EDT. This demonstration...

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ATK and Air Force Successfully Test New Large Class Stage I Rocket Motor

ATK Rocket Motor Represents Air Force's Technology Demonstration Investment towards Potential Family of Motors Capability ARLINGTON, Va. –Â- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and the United States Air Force successfully tested the newly developed Large Class (92-inch diameter) Stage I solid rocket motor May 23 at ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah. The high-performance motor was developed by ATK for...

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ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch GPS IIF-4 Satellite

ATK Supports the Launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V ARLINGTON, Va.– ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided critical hardware for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V that launched the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS IIF-4 is the fourth satellite delivered by prime contractor Boeing as part of the GPS IIF...

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ATK Successfully Ground Tests New CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage Solid Rocket Motor
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ATK Successfully Ground Tests New CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage Solid Rocket Motor

Motor will be used for NASA Commercial and Government Launch Vehicles ARLINGTON, Va. –Â- ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully tested its newly developed CASTOR® 30XL upper stage solid rocket motor today at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tennessee. The test was the final qualification for the ATK commercial motor, which was jointly developed by ATK and...

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ATK and NASA Showcase Cost-Saving Upgrades for Space Launch System Solid Rocket Boosters

Upgrades Reduce Assembly Time By 46 Percent - Paving the Way for America's Future Space Exploration Missions PROMONTORY, Utah- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA held an event to highlight progress made in manufacturing the first ground test motor and cost-saving process upgrades for manufacturing the solid rocket booster for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). These changes have reduced assembly time by...

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ATK Provides Propulsion and Composite Structures for Successful Launch of Pegasus Rocket

NuSTAR Spacecraft Uses ATK Solar Array and 33-Foot Deployment System Launch Marks More Than Two Decades of Successful Missions Using ATK Products ARLINGTON, Va. - ATK (NYSE: ATK) supported the successful launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) air-launched Pegasus XL® rocket from the Ronald Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus rocket carried...

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ATK and United Launch Alliance Successfully Test GEM-60 Motor

Test Conducted at Cold Temperatures and Validates New Nozzle PROMONTORY, Utah - ATK (NYSE: ATK) and United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted a successful cold-temperature ground test today of a Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM-60) solid rocket motor used to boost ULA Delta IV launch vehicles. The main test objectives from today's static motor firing were measuring the rocket motor's performance at cold...

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Aerojet Propulsion Boosts Next Generation Mars Science Laboratory Mission
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Aerojet Propulsion Boosts Next Generation Mars Science Laboratory Mission

Aerojet Thrusters Integral to Propulsive Mars Landing SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, helped launch a new era of planetary exploration by providing propulsion for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission that lifted off today on a scientific endeavor to the red planet. Four Aerojet AJ60 Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) igniting at lift-off increased the launch thrust...

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ATK Successfully Debuts New Thrust Vector Electronic Control System (TVECS) on STAR(TM) 48BV Motor

STAR(TM) 48BV Stage with TVECS is Adaptable to Launch Vehicle, Satellite, Space Crew Capsule and Planetary Mission Applications ARLINGTON, Va., -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that it successfully performed the first orbit insertion of a satellite using its new STAR(TM) 48BV rocket motor with an innovative vectorable nozzle. The new STAR(TM) 48BV system served as the fourth and final stage of the...

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