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MADA, UTRS and SPG participate in 63rd International Astronautical Congress

MADA, UTRS and SPG participate in 63rd International Astronautical Congress

Montana Aerospace Development Association (MADA) Board Chairman and Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc. (UTRS) Vice President of Aerospace and Energy Operations, Dave Micheletti, and Space Propulsion Group, Inc. (SPG) President, Dr. Arif Karabeyoglu, presented a techn

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Hybrid Solid Rocket Motor Has Successful Test Firing

Hybrid Solid Rocket Motor Has Successful Test Firing

The Space Propulsion Group Inc. carried out a successful 11-sec. test firing of a developmental, 22-in. flight-class hybrid solid rocket motor fueled by paraffin and liquid oxygen on June 29 at its Butte, Mont., Aerotech test facility.

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Fueled for success — Rocket test runs longest yet; expansion planned

Fueled for success — Rocket test runs longest yet; expansion planned

The next step for SPG Inc. is outer space.

Arif Karabeyoglu said the company, which has been testing its rocket prototypes in Butte since 2009, has commercially viable technology and is looking to identify partners to help get the science into orbit.

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MADA and SPG Conduct Test Campaign at the Butte AeroTec Facility

MADA and SPG Conduct Test Campaign at the Butte AeroTec Facility

The Montana Aerospace Development Association (MADA) and Space Propulsion Group, Inc. (SPG) conducted a test campaign on 11-13 December 2011 at the Butte AeroTec Facility. 

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MADA and MIT to Work With UTRS’s Micheletti on Hybrid Rocket Motor

MADA and MIT to Work With UTRS’s Micheletti on Hybrid Rocket Motor

Cutting-edge aerospace technology research is being conducted at the Butte AeroTec Facility in Butte, Mont., thanks to a new partnership between the Montana Aerospace Development Association (MADA) and scientists with the Muroran Institute of Technology (MIT) in Japan.

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MADA/SPG Participate in 62nd International Astronautical Congress

MADA/SPG Participate in 62nd International Astronautical Congress

Montana Aerospace Development Association (MADA) Board Chairman Dave Micheletti and Space Propulsion Group, Inc. (SPG) President Dr. Arif Karabeyoglu presented a technical paper entitled “Paraffin-based Hybrid Rocket Testing at the Butte AeroTec Facility” at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held October 3-7, 2011, in Cape Town,

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Baucus: Montana Manufacturers Take Center Stage at GE Aviation Symposium Senator Works to Connect Montana Businesses with New Tools to Grow at Jobs Workshop

Baucus: Montana Manufacturers Take Center Stage at GE Aviation Symposium Senator Works to Connect Montana Businesses with New Tools to Grow at Jobs Workshop

Montana’s senior U.S. Senator applauded Montana businesses converging in Billings today for the GE Aviation Small Business Supplier Symposium he worked to bring to the state. The symposium is designed to give Montana manufacturers an opportunity to build relationships and do business with GE Aviation, a global leader in military and commercial jet engine production.

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Boeing gets $35B Air Force deal

Boeing gets $35B Air Force deal

The 135 workers at Boeing-Helena may have steady work for another 20 years with an announcement by the aerospace giant Friday of a $35 billion contract with the U.S. Air Force to supply mid-air refueling tankers based on the Boeing 767.

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Partnership key to building aerospace industry in Montana, speaker says

Partnership key to building aerospace industry in Montana, speaker says

By Leslie McCartney of The Montana Standard

A solid partnership between academia, industry and the federal government is imperative to growing a vibrant aerospace industry like the one Montana wants to create for itself.

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