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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdynea[euro](tm) engines boost orbit SBIRS satellite into orbit.

M2 EQUITYBITES-May 9, 2011-Pratt & Whitney Rocketdynea[euro](tm) engines boost orbit SBIRS satellite into orbit(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced on Saturday that it's engines had boosted into orbit the US military's first Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 1) for early-warning missile detection.

The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the Pratt & Whitney RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine, and the Centaur upper stage is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 engine.

The company said that the Atlas V Centaur upper stage is powered by a single RL10A4-2 engine that delivers 22,300 pounds of thrust. The Atlas V Common Core booster is powered by the RD-180 engine and delivers nearly 1 million pounds of thrust. The RD-180 is reportedly the only liquid oxygen-kerosene fuelled engine with an oxygen-rich staged-combustion cycle flying in the United States today.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a division of United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX), is a provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and system solutions.

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