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OmniEarth Announces Partnership to Create Global Satellite Constellation and Extensive Hosted Payload Opportunity

May 20, 2014
Daily Revisit of Entire Earth Will Provide Analytics-Grade ImageryOmniEarth LLC announced today a partnership with Harris Corp., Draper Laboratory and Dynetics to create a constellation of satellites to deliver high resolution analytics-grade, multispectral imagery data and products, and hosted payloads to commercial and government customers. Imagery data and products will be for subscribers in the agriculture, energy, natural resources, mobile services and government communities.The planned OmniEarth constellation of up to 18 satellites will cover 100% of the Earth once per d... Read More

Dynetics Enables Employees to Donate $3.2M to Charity

July 11, 2011
Employees of Dynetics have collectively committed to $3.2 million dollars in charitable giving through the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County. These funds came from 43 individual employees utilizing contributions of their Dynetics stock into Donor Advised Funds. The opportunity developed from a change in the ownership structure of Dynetics. The company converted to a fully owned ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) Trust. Shares of company stock held by employees were sold back to the Trust. While the transaction is very positive for th... Read More

Dynetics and Mississippi Partner to Build Propulsion Test Facility in Iuka

June 21, 2011
Dynetics, Tishomingo County, Miss., and Tishomingo’s Tri-State Commerce Park have partnered to establish a multipurpose test facility that will provide affordable propulsion testing services to customers for varying sizes of thrusters and engines. This new test site, located in Iuka on the former Yellow Creek site, will be used for propulsion testing of small- to medium-class thrusters, rocket engines and stages using various fuel types.  It is one of only a few commercial hydrazine test facilities in the United States. Barry King, director of Space Test and Operation... Read More

Dynetics President and Manager to Be Keynote Speakers at 2011 NASA Systems and Software Engineering Forum

June 06, 2011
Tom Baumbach, president of Dynetics, and Mike Graves, manager of the Dynetics Space Vehicles Department and technical lead for the Rocket City Space Pioneers, will be keynote speakers at the 2011 NASA Army Industry Academia Systems Software Engineering Forum. The third annual forum will be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s University Center on July 26-27, 2011. Baumbach and Graves will present "The Rocket City Space Pioneers:  Dynetics Leads Race Back to the Moon."The ... Read More

Steve Mustaikis and Tim Pickens Honored at International Space Development Conference

June 06, 2011
Steve Mustaikis and Tim Pickens of Dynetics were honored recently for their contributions to the Space Industry with awards at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2011’s National Space Symposium (NSS) and the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) Awards Dinner. ISDC, the annual space conference hosted by NSS, was held in Huntsville May 18-22. Mustaikis, a propulsion engineer at Dynetics, received the HAL5 Flame Award. According to Yohon Lo, president of HAL5, the local chapter of NSS, the HAL5 Flame Award is given to a HAL5 member who has helped the club a... Read More

Dynetics Chief Propulsion Engineer and Commercial Space Advisor Tim Pickens Named Earl Pearce Professional of the Year

June 06, 2011
Tim Pickens of Dynetics received the Greater Huntsville Section 2010-2011 Earl Pearce Professional of the Year Award at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 59th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner on June 2. Tim is chief propulsion engineer and commercial space advisor at Dynetics and also team leader for the Rocket City Space Pioneers, the team led by Dynetics that is competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE. Dynetics brought Pickens on board in December 2009 as part of the purchase of the space company, Orion Propulsion Inc. With his expertise and... Read More