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ATK and KEI Missile Defense Team Successfully Test Fire First-Stage Rocket Motor

Test Brings KEI Development Closer to Booster Flight in 2008 PROMONTORY, Utah, June 14 / / -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) completed a successful test firing earlier today of a first-stage rocket motor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), bringing the program closer to a high-tech defense system that will protect our homeland, deployed troops and allied...

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ATK Supports Successful Launch of Pegasus Rocket Carrying NASA's AIM Satellite

MINNEAPOLIS, April 25 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) solid propulsion and composite technologies supported the successful launch yesterday of an Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) air-launched Pegasus XLÂ-® rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Pegasus XL carried NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite into space. ATK's Orion solid propulsion motors...

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Aerojet Rocket Motors Launch Eighth Successful Missile Defense Intercept

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25 // -- Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. (NYSE:GY) company, completed a successful demonstration of its MK 104 second-stage rocket motor in a Missile Defense Agency/Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) test over the Pacific Ocean. Aerojet is building MK 104 solid rocket motors for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) under a contract with Raytheon Company. The Aegis BMD system, of...

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ATK Rocket Motors Power Successful Launch of Pegasus-® XL

Microsatellites to Explore Earth's Magnetic Field MINNEAPOLIS, March 22 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) solid propulsion and composite technologies supported the successful launch today of an air-launched PegasusÂ-® XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket carried three microsatellites comprising NASA's Space Technology No. 5 (ST-5) mission into orbit. The ST-5 Project is...

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