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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Upper Stage of Atlas V Rocket

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, and RD AMROSS rocket propulsion systems propelled a critical U.S. government national-security satellite into orbit on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, which is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine. The rocket’s upper stage is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne […]

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FAA Clears Virgin Galatic to Begin Rocket Powered Flights

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that its vehicle developer, Scaled Composites (Scaled), has been granted an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its suborbital spacecraft, SpaceshipTwo, and the carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo. “This important milestone enables our team to progress to the rocket-powered phase of test flight, bringing […]

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