Aerojet Rocketdyne Could Lay Off 225 Due to Merger


Aerojet Rocketdyne could lay off as many as 225 employees by March as it streamlines operations.

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Spacecom Readies Itself for Possible Sale, Merger

U.S. Regulators Clear Aerojet-Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Merger


Aerojet parent company GenCorp Inc. purchased Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in a $550 million transaction that will leave just two major players standing after more than a decade of consolidation in the U.S. rocket propulsion industry.

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FTC Approves Aerojet-Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Merger


GenCorp Inc. is free to proceed with its $550 million acquisition of rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies Corp. after the FTC closed an investigation into whether the transaction would lead to an anti-competitive marketplace.

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Post-merger SS/L Turns Its Gaze to Russia, Brazil
Justice Department Approves DigitalGlobe-GeoEye Merger
Shareholders Approve DigitalGlobe-GeoEye Merger
DigitalGlobe Expects GeoEye Merger To Add $400M in Sales

EADS, BAE Call off Merger Amid Political Opposition


European aerospace firms EADS and BAE Systems called off their planned $45 billion merger Oct. 10, just one month after Leiden, Netherlands-based EADS announced its intention to create the world’s largest defense contractor by adding London-based BAE to a portfolio that already includes Airbus, Astrium and others.

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BAE-EADS Merger Faces Questions From Investors


LONDON, PARIS and WASHINGTON — Despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding the massive deal being discussed by Britain’s BAE Systems and EADS, shareholders of both companies’ stock have not hesitated to act, with sharp adjustments to share prices occurring as news of negotiations broke.

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DigitalGlobe: Merger with GeoEye To Save $1.5 Billion

More Google Lunar X Prize Mergers Expected


SAN FRANCISCO — Competition for the Google Lunar X Prize is heating up with the May 30 announcement of the first major acquisition of one team by another and widespread discussion among team leaders of additional mergers.

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GeoEye Makes Bid for DigitalGlobe After Merger Negotiations Collapse

Dish Network Seeks FCC Approval of TerreStar-DBSD Merger


PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — Satellite television broadcaster Dish Network asked U.S. regulators Aug. 22 to approve the merger of two bankrupt companies that planned to deploy hybrid satellite-terrestrial wireless broadband networks in the United States, and that Dish has purchased.

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Harris CapRock Chief Predicts More Mergers
NASA Targets June Merger of Operations, Exploration Divisions

Hughes Execs To Pocket $27 Million from EchoStar Merger


PARIS — Top managers at satellite-broadband provider Hughes Communications won approval to add change-of-control provisions in their employment contracts that added a combined $26.9 million to their pay packages just hours before their company’s purchase by EchoStar.

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NASA Considers Merger of Spaceflight Directorates
Pentagon Preparing for Wave of Mergers and Acquisitions

Argon ST Shareholder Sues To Stop Merger with Boeing


An Argon ST shareholder filed a class-action lawsuit July 2 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., to block the sale of the defense electronics firm to Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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