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Raytheon adds jobs, expands in Forest

FOREST, Mississippi — Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has announced an expansion in Forest that will bring 150 new jobs to the area. Company officials and Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Monday in Forest. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse says in a news release that the company will add 20,000 square feet to the Forest plant to ...

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NASA conducts successful rocket test at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA conducted a successful 500-second test firing of the J-2X rocket engine Wednesday, marking another important step in development of an upper stage for the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS). SLS is designed to carry the Orion spacecraft, its crew, cargo, equipment and science experiments to destinations in deep space. Data from the test will be analyzed ...

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Aerojet conducts test firing of rocket engine

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 achieves very high performance in ...

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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 few commercial hydrazine test facilities ...

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When NASA sends Americans in space it is with rockets made at Stennis Space Center “If you are an American going into space, you are riding on rocket engines made here in Mississippi.” That’s the proud statement of John C. Stennis Space Center director Gene Goldman. When the Space Shuttle retires in 2010, NASA will be putting the finishing touches ...

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