Posts Tagged ‘aerospace’

Aerojet conducts test firing of rocket engine

by Published: September 29,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, rockets, space, space exploration, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Aerojet, a GenCorp company, along with NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation, has conducted a successful ground test firing of an AJ26-62 flight engine that will power Orbital’s Taurus II medium-class space launch vehicle. The test was conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Aerojet’s AJ26 engine is an oxidizer-rich, staged-combustion LO2/kerosene engine that […] [...]

Choctaws’ business unit could close in November

by Published: September 29,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, indians, military, Native Americans

PHILADELPHIA — Applied Geo Technologies on the Choctaw Indian Reservation could close in November. The Tribal-owned provider of aerospace and defense services employs 110. Tribal Chief-Elect Phyliss Anderson tells The Neshoba Democrat she was aware of the 60-day notification but had no part in the decision that was made by the board of directors of […] [...]

Rocket engine successfully passes hot-fire tests

by Published: September 23,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, manufacturing, military, rokets

HANCOCK COUNTY — Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on the certified RS-68A engine, the world’s most powerful hydrogen-fueled engine. The tests demonstrated the capability of the engine to operate for 4,800 seconds of cumulative run time – four times the design life of the engine and more than […] [...]

ATK makes first delivery for GPS III satellites

by Published: September 19,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, GPS, manufacturng

HANCOCK COUNTY — ATK has delivered the first two A2100 composite satellite structures and the first ship set of propellant tanks for the GPS III satellites Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Air Force. This is the first major hardware delivery milestone in the program, which has been underway since ATK was awarded the […] [...]

NASA decision good news for Stennis

by Published: September 15,2011

Tags: aerospace, federal government, space exploration

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has decided to move forward with a new space launch system, which will advance opportunities at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for testing the new heavy-lift rockets needed for future manned space exploration. NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., announced the selection of a design for a new space launch […] [...]

NASA awards Jacobs FOSC at Stennis Space Center

by Published: September 13,2011

Tags: aerospace, contract, defense, federal government, space exploration

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s Stennis Space Center has exercised award term period two of the facility operating services contract (FOSC) with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. The FOSC provides a broad range of services to support NASA missions and more than 30 resident agencies sharing and using Stennis facilities and services The cost-plus-incentive fee […] [...]

Dynetics bringing propulsion testing facility to state

IUKA — Dynetics, Tishomingo County and the Tri-State Commercial Park have partnered to establish a multi-purpose test facility that will provide propulsion testing services to customers for varying sizes of thrusters and engines using various fuel types. The new test site, located in Iuka on the former Yellow Creek site, is one of only a […] [...]

Stark to fly UAVs from Golden Triangle Regional

LOWNDES COUNTY — Stark Aerospace soon will begin test flying unmanned aerial systems from Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Stark’s parent company is Israel Aerospace Industries, a leader in military and commercial aerospace. Locally, the company is best known for its remote-control aerial systems, which offer air and land surveillance without being heard or seen. Stark’s […] [...]

County gives tax exemption to GE Aviation

BATESVILLE — The Panola County Board of Supervisors has approved a 10-year tax exemption for machinery and equipment and a separate tax exemption for inventory for GE Aviation. The three-year-old GE Aviation plant in Batesville is set to employ 500 workers by 2013. Officials tell The Panolian that the tax exemptions will save GE Aviation […] [...]

Aurora unveils $15M expansion plan

by Published: June 16,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, expansions, flight, military

COLUMBUS — Aurora Flight Sciences plans a $15-million expansion in Columbus that will lead to 250 new jobs in the coming years. The Commercial Dispatch reports local economic development official Joe Higgins asked supervisors Wednesday support for a $9-million bond issue or state loan to assist Aurora buy equipment for fiber layout, paint and product […] [...]

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