Posts Tagged ‘aerospace’

Rocket engine successfully passes hot-fire tests

by MBJ Staff 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 MBJ Staff 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 MBJ Staff 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 MBJ Staff 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

by For the MBJ Published: June 27,2011

Tags: aerospace, construction, defense, mergers and acquisitions, propulsion, rockets, testing, thrusters

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

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2011

Tags: aerospace, airports, defense, manufacturing, military, unmanned aerial vehicles

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

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2011

Tags: aerospace, county government, manufacturing, tax, tax exemption

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 Associated Press 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 […] [...]

New J-2X rocket engine ready for testing at Stennis

by For the MBJ Published: June 13,2011

Tags: aerospace, manufacturing, space exploration

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s new J-2X rocket engine, which could power the upper stage of the nation’s future heavy-lift launch vehicle, is ready for its first round of testing. The fully assembled engine was installed June 11 in the A-2 Test Stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Beginning in mid-June, the engine […] [...]

Stennis officials exploring expansion plans

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2011

Tags: aerospace, expansions, manufacturing, rocket engines, space travel

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials at the Stennis Space Center are looking at expansion plans that will take the facility far beyond its original mission. Included in the 20-year master plan are revisions to 50-year-old buildings, expansion of the marine operations and data center areas and growth of university activity. “Fifty years ago, when we first […] [...]

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