United Technologies Corporation’s (NYSE:UTX) Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, along with RD AMROSS, have successfully sent a critical United States government satellite into orbit, which again shows the consistency and reliability of their rocket launch propulsion systems. The spacecraft was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Station in California on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, which is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine, and the upper-stage by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 engine.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): A joint venture of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Deutsche Telekom’s (DTEGY) T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VOD), which is currently working on a mobile-payments service, has postponed the first major test of the product that was set for Austin and Salt Lake City, without a reason given, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was added to a group of locations earlier on Friday at which Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5 may be preordered, says Bloomberg. This marks the first time that iPhone preorders have been offered through this retailer.
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