Goodrich Celebrates 50 Years in Space

Dépèche transmise le 15 juin 2009 par Business Wire

Goodrich Celebrates 50 Years in Space

Goodrich Celebrates 50 Years in Space

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) is celebrating its 50th year of working in advanced space programs, and continues its pioneering role and contributions to the nation’s defense and the furthering of mankind’s knowledge from the high frontier.

On June 25, 1959, the world’s first space-borne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) satellite was launched on the then-classified Corona program with a Goodrich ISR Systems payload. The Corona program mission was to take pictures from space of the former Soviet Bloc countries, and it continued to do so through 1972.

Goodrich made the space suit worn by astronaut John Glenn during NASA’s Project Mercury missions. The company’s sensors were on astronaut Neil Armstrong’s backpack as he took the first steps on the moon during Apollo 11.

Most recently, Goodrich provided the fine guidance sensor during the Space Shuttle Atlantis’ historic final launch to the Hubble space telescope on May 11, 2009; the sensor will add years of productive research life to the venerable space telescope.

Goodrich ISR Systems continues to apply its space expertise in support of customers and partners on new satellite programs. Current contracts include support to GPS III, the James Webb Space Telescope, SBIRS-High, NPOESS, ORS Sat-1 and Japan’s ASNARO satellite.

Tom Bergeron, president, ISR Systems at Goodrich, stated, “Our rich history at Goodrich ISR Systems over the past 50 years of providing innovative, highly-capable space systems supporting critical missions will continue well into the next generation of technologies and capabilities in support of our mission partners.”

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com.

Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as "Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.

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