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Orbital ATK, Stratolaunch Forge Partnership to Provide Commercial Air-Launch Space Services

Orbital ATK and Stratolaunch Systems, a subsidiary of Vulcan Aerospace, have formed a partnership in an effort to provide commercial launch customers access to low-Earth orbit through air-launch space services. Orbital ATK will initially supply several Pegasus XL rockets for integration with Stratolaunch’s aircraft as part of the partnership, the companies …

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Stratolaunch Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines for Unmanned Rocket; Steve Bouley Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne will supply six RL10C-1 production engines to Stratolaunch Systems Corp. under a contract for the third stage of a commercial air-launch system for Stratolaunch’s unmanned Thunderbolt rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the contract also contains an option for six additional RL10C-1 engines for The Eagles Launch System, which is scheduled to launch Thunderbolt into space in 2018. “This …

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Ensco Adds Former Intell Community CTO Steven Nixon to Board; Greg Young Comments

Steven Nixon, vice president of strategic development at space transportation company  Stratolaunch Systems, has joined Ensco‘s board of directors. Greg Young, Ensco chairman of the board, said in a statement published Thursday Nixon will bring his experience and background to help drive the firm’s strategy and presence across the defense, space and intelligence …

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Spaceflight Now: Orbital ATK Seeks New Opportunities for Pegasus Rocket

Orbital ATK is pursuing new opportunities for its Pegasus air-launch rocket with no plans to phase out the vehicle, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday. Stephen Clark writes company officials believe Pegasus will continue to perform missions beyond its June 2017 launch of NASA‘s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite. Orbital ATK entered a partnership with Vulcan Aerospace‘s Stratolaunch Systems subsidiary …

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