Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Launch Next-Generation of Commercial Satellite to Map, Measure and Monitor the Earth

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, will help scientists map, measure and monitor the environment by boosting the next-generation GeoEye-1 commercial satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 4. GeoEye-1 will be onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, procured by Boeing Launch Services, which will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RS-27A engine. It will be the 224th flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines.

GeoEye-1 will have .41-meter resolution (in the panchromatic mode), which is the highest resolution of any commercial imaging system in the world. The satellite is designed to map natural and man-made features to within three meters of their actual location on Earth without ground control points. This degree of accuracy has never been achieved in a commercial image system, and may be applied to everything from national and homeland security, to natural resource and environmental monitoring.

"We're proud to be part of this cutting-edge technology that will ultimately change the way we view Earth," said Elizabeth Jones, RS-27 program manager, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. "Our goal is 100 percent mission success and providing the best-quality product to our customers. The bonus with GeoEye-1 is the knowledge that we are helping scientists monitor and take care of our planet and natural resources."

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., 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 the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines.

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 building industries.

    Bryan Kidder                  Carri Karuhn
    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
    818 586-2213                  818 586-4963
    bryan.kidder@pwr.utc.com      carri.karuhn@pwr.utc.com

Web site: http://www.pratt-whitney.com/


Rating:


Review Article Be the first to review this article
Harris

Airbus

Featured Video
Jobs
Business Partner Manager for Cityworks - Azteca Systems, LLC at Sandy, UT
GIS Analyst II for Air Worldwide at Boston, MA
Mechanical Engineer for IDEX Corporation at West Jordan,, UT
Senior Structural Engineer for Design Everest at San Francisco, CA
Upcoming Events
RoboUniverse San Diego at San Diego CA - Dec 14 - 15, 2016
DGI 2017 at QEII Centre London United Kingdom - Jan 23 - 25, 2017
Geospatial World Forum 2017 Hyderabad at Hyderabad International Convention Center P.O Bag 1101, Cyberabad Post Office Hyderabad Telangana India - Jan 23 - 25, 2017
Trimble
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy