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June 23, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Engineering and construction giant Fluor Corp. on Monday announced a partnership with Hercules Aerospace Co. in Utah to pursue the multibillion-dollar market for disposal of obsolete or defective non-nuclear weapons. The companies will offer their services to both government clients and private defense contractors. Financial terms of the non-exclusive agreement will be determined on a project-by-project basis.
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April 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A unique winged rocket made of advanced, lightweight materials has been readied for a maiden launch from a B-52 jet in a commercial venture to develop low-cost access to space. The Pegasus rocket, a joint venture of Orbital Sciences Corp. of Fairfax, Va., and Hercules Aerospace Co. of Wilmington, Del., will be dropped from the wing of a NASA B-52 over the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Monterey. The solid-fuel rocket is equipped with a 22-foot-wide, 600-pound delta wing made of composite materials.
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April 2, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Titan 4 rocket motor exploded during its first test-firing Monday at the same Edwards Air Force Base site where a crane accident involving the same type of motor killed a worker in September. No one was injured when the motor, designed as a booster to be strapped onto the side of a Titan 4 rocket, erupted in flames on a test stand at the base's astronautics laboratory, Air Force officials said.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Engineering and construction giant Fluor Corp. on Monday announced a partnership with Hercules Aerospace Co. in Utah to pursue the multibillion-dollar market for disposal of obsolete or defective non-nuclear weapons. The companies will offer their services to both government clients and private defense contractors. Financial terms of the non-exclusive agreement will be determined on a project-by-project basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Titan 4 rocket motor exploded during its first test-firing Monday at the same Edwards Air Force Base site where a crane accident involving the same type of motor killed a worker in September. No one was injured when the motor, designed as a booster to be strapped onto the side of a Titan 4 rocket, erupted in flames on a test stand at the base's astronautics laboratory, Air Force officials said.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1988 | Associated Press
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has invited proposals from industry for a $1.2-billion project to design, develop and test the next generation of booster rockets for the space shuttle. Firms have 60 days to submit their proposals. The first of the new rockets are to be placed into service in 1994, to be phased in over a three-year period. The contract award is expected early next year.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ronald G. Peterson has been appointed president of Fluor Daniel Inc.'s Government Services Operating Co. Peterson, 50, who will be based in Washington, is responsible for existing operations and for business development with agencies of the federal government. Before joining Fluor Daniel, the principal subsidiary of Irvine-based Fluor Corp., Peterson was vice president and general manager of the Space & Strategic Propulsion business unit of Alliant Techsystems, formerly Hercules Aerospace Co.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1987 | WARREN VIETH, Times Staff Writer
McDonnell Douglas said Thursday that it has received Air Force approval to build more powerful, "stretched" boosters for its Delta II rockets, increasing their potential application for military and commercial space launches and adding $10 million to the original $669-million contract. The change in the contract to build 20 Deltas for the Air Force will enable future rockets to launch communications satellites and other payloads weighing up to 4,010 pounds, the company said.
NEWS
April 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A unique winged rocket made of advanced, lightweight materials has been readied for a maiden launch from a B-52 jet in a commercial venture to develop low-cost access to space. The Pegasus rocket, a joint venture of Orbital Sciences Corp. of Fairfax, Va., and Hercules Aerospace Co. of Wilmington, Del., will be dropped from the wing of a NASA B-52 over the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Monterey. The solid-fuel rocket is equipped with a 22-foot-wide, 600-pound delta wing made of composite materials.
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September 6, 1986 | United Press International
The space agency has awarded contracts to look into possible second-generation shuttle boosters, and Lockheed Space Operations Co. has won a three-year extension for overall shuttle processing, officials said Friday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said five aerospace firms have been awarded $500,000 contracts to study potential new designs for shuttle solid-fuel booster rockets. A booster failure led to the destruction of the shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28.
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August 23, 1988 | United Press International
Thirty Soviet missile experts flew to California Monday en route to complete their first inspections of top-secret military sites in Colorado and Arizona under the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty. Three 10-member teams of Soviet experts left Moscow aboard an IL-62 Soviet Aeroflot jetliner for the 16-hour flight to Travis Air Force Base, 45 miles east of San Francisco, said Lt. Col. Joe Wagovich, spokesman for the U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency.
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