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March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of the SM-3 Block IIA's throttleable divert and attitude control system.
The SM-3 Block IB has an enhanced kinetic warhead seeker, throttleable divert and attitude control system, and advanced signal processing.
Note to Editors In November, Raytheon Company selected Aerojet for the development of a new, more advanced Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System for the SM-3 Block IIA.
The Atlas V family of vehicles incorporates state-of-the-art designs, materials and processes, including the throttleable RD-180 engine, the first variable-thrust main engine to power a U.
Additionally, the MSL Sky Crane that will do the final lowering of the payload to the Martian surface includes eight Aerojet MR-80B 700-lbf thrusters with a throttleable thrust range of >100:1.
The OTV is restartable, throttleable, and relatively clean-burning because its fuel and oxidizer are based primarily on hydrocarbons, nitrogen and oxygen.
Aug 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that it accomplished several key developmental milestones on its Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Blk IB Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) by completing a series of full-up system performance tests.