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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Powers United Launch Alliance Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing Satellite Into Orbit For NASA And U.S. Geological Survey

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On Jan. 30, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled NASA's first, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) into orbit.  The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. TDRS-K is designed to relay communications from the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and other satellites in low-Earth orbit. The entire TDRS network allows information to move back and forth between the orbiting spacecraft and ground controllers on Earth.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including engines for launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines. Behind its successful designs, manufacturing processes, and hardware are Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's research and development engineers, who solve tough problems in extreme environments. For more information, go to www.PrattWhitneyRocketdyne.com.  Follow us at www.Twitter.com/PWRocketdyne and www.Facebook.com/PWRocketdyne.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

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