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Orbital ATK has introduced a new rocket the company built for the U.S. Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The OmegA rocket is Orbital ATK's Next Generation Launch System that is set for ground tests in 2019 and initial launch in 2021, the company said Monday. […] More
Orbital ATK has proposed its Next Generation Launch system to the U.S. Air Force in a bid to win one of the Launch Services Agreements the service branch plans to award by summer, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday. The agreement will implement a cost-sharing structure for rocket development efforts and intends to provide the military with U.S.-built propulsion systems […] More
On March 29th, Orbital ATK tested a 50-lb. warhead designed for hypersonic weapons that was partially built from 3D-printed components, Defense News reported. The test assessed what effects the warhead’s fragmentation had on different targets. Hypersonic weapons are those that can surpass Mach 5 when traveling, five times faster than the speed of sound. Doug Truitt, […] More
Orbital ATK has tested a rocket motor technology at its Promontory, Utah, facility in preparation for a scheduled April 2019 test of a spacecraft system designed to keep astronauts safe if a problem occurs during ascent. NASA and Lockheed Martin intend to use an SR 118 motor for the Ascent Abort 2 Flight Test that will evaluate the Orion capsule’s launch […] More
Orbital ATK plans to perform two certification flights for its Next Generation Launcher rocket in early 2021 from a launch site at Kennedy Space Center in Florida with plans to conduct operational flights later that year, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. The company has completed the initial two phases of the rocket propulsion system development effort and now expects […] More
Orbital ATK will expand its production facility in Mesa, Ariz., in an effort to meet the demand for the company’s Bushmaster family of medium-caliber cannons. The expansion project will add 36,000 square feet of space to Orbital ATK’s Mesa operations and will combine warehouse and manufacturing operations into one location, the aerospace and defense contractor […] More
Orbital ATK will establish a new 47-acre campus in Chandler, Arizona to accommodate the expansion of the company’s launch vehicle operations. The new campus will include 617,000 square feet of space for two buildings as well as 261,000 square feet for manufacturing, Orbital ATK said Friday. Rich Straka, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s launch vehicles division, […] More
NASA will test a supersonic parachute system for potential use in future Mars missions through the launch of a suborbital sounding rocket supported by Orbital ATK under a contract from the space agency’s Heliophysics Division. Orbital ATK has received the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations contract and will provide mission planning, engineering and field operations services […] More
Orbital ATK has agreed to reaffirm Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' exclusive rights to offer Oriole solid propellant rocket motors in suborbital research, sounding rocket and threat representative target market areas. Kratos said Tuesday its space and missile defense systems business unit will leverage the exclusive rights agreement with Orbital ATK's missile products division to produce […] More
Orbital ATK has received the green light to begin development work on NASA's land remote sensing satellite designed to gather space-based images and data that can support agriculture, disaster relief and land use mapping research efforts. The company said Thursday the approval came after it completed a critical design review, which showed that the Landsat […] More
The U.S. Navy has awarded Orbital ATK a potential $67.6 million contract to manufacture an 11th batch of GQM-163A Coyote sea skimming target base vehicles. Orbital ATK will provide 24 full-rate production base vehicles and spares foreign military sales to USN and Qatar as well as deliver D6AC long lead steel to Japan, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The company will receive […] More
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