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Ecliptic Shoots for Moon at End of a Record Year

2012 Jan 03

Pasadena, CA – January 3, 2012.  The year 2011 was a record year of launch activity for Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation and its RocketCam™ product family, with a total of 17 RocketCam systems successfully launched–12 onboard various rockets and 4 onboard various spacecraft.

The firm closed out the year celebrating the successful Lunar Orbit Insertion maneuvers executed by the twin NASA GRAIL spacecraft, each of which carries a 4-camera RocketCam video system to be used for the project's education and public outreach program.  Both "MoonKAM" systems will begin operating in March this year.

Since 1997, with no known failures, RocketCam has been employed on 94 rocket launches and 9 spacecraft missions to capture the action and improve situational awareness for project stakeholders.  During these 103 missions over 260 separate imaging sensors and their data streams were controlled.

Over 125 video clip highlights from various RocketCam applications may be viewed at Ecliptic's RocketCam channel on YouTube.

About Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation:  Ecliptic is the world's leading supplier of onboard video systems for use with rockets and spacecraft–its RocketCam™ product family–and enjoys a strong customer base in commercial, civil and defense markets. RocketCam fans should expect to see on average one launch every 4 to 8 weeks for the next several years. The privately held firm's core competencies include aerospace-grade avionics, rugged video and imaging systems, sensors and instrumentation, ground-support system, small payload systems and selected advanced concept development.  For several years, video and payload control systems on spacecraft in Earth orbit and at the Moon have been a solid and growing part of the firm's business base.  Ecliptic has offices in Pasadena and Silicon Valley, California.  See more at www.EclipticEnterprises.com.

RocketCam™ is a trademark of Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation.

Contact: Rex Ridenoure, President/Space Programs, Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation, rridenoure@eclipticenterprises.com, (626) 278-0435

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