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PRATT & WHITNEY'S RL10 ROCKET ENGINE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES 91ST MISSION

 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's launch of a General Dynamics Atlas II rocket (AC-104) marks Pratt & Whitney's (P&W's) RL10 rocket engine's 91st successful mission. IT also establishes the 324th in-space firing for the RL10.
 Two RL10A-3-3A rocket engines powered the Centaur upper-stage vehicle, which boosted a U.S. Air Force DSCS III communications satellite into geo-transfer orbit. Together, the engines produced 33,000 pounds of thrust. The space vehicle was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station by a U.S. Air Force/General Dynamics launch team.
 The RL10 was designed and developed by P&W for NASA and became operational aboard the Centaur rocket in the mid-1960s. The engine is manufactured at the company's Government Engines & Space Propulsion (GESP) facility in West Palm Beach.
 To date, 196 RL10s have helped launch an array of the nation's most sophisticated communications satellites and unmanned spacecraft to explore the outer reaches of the solar system.
 P&W's GESP unit designs, develops and supports space propulsion systems and military jet engines. Headquartered in West Palm Beach, GESP includes Chemical Systems Division of San Jose, Calif., and USBI Co. with facilities in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. P&W is a unit of United Technologies Corporation of Hartford, Conn.
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 /CONTACT: Patrick W. Louden of Pratt & Whitney, 407-796-6793/


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