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ATK Helps NRO Launch Delta Rocket Payload

ATK Helps NRO Launch Delta Rocket Payload - top government contractors - best government contracting eventATK helped the National Reconnaissance Office launch a United Launch Delta IV rocket by providing composite and propulsion technologies, the company announced Friday.

The Arlington, Va.-based aerospace firm gave nine support products for the launch, including graphite epoxy motors to help deliver the rocket payload into Earth's orbit.

The company produced the technology for the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne-built engine in Promontory, Utah.

The engine's thermal protection material can withstand launch heat exceeding temperatures of 4,000 degrees, according to the company. 

The company also provided interstage, thermal shield, LO2 skirt and centerbody structures.

The company said the payload is encased with a composite payload fairing and necessary hardware.

ATK also provided the upper stage reaction control system propellant tank assembly to control the shifting of the propellant's center of gravity.

In February, the company announced it would convert the main abort motor for NASA’s Orion crew vehicle with Lockheed Martin, which conducted acoustic and modal tests of the inert system. 

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