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Orbital ATK unveiled two in-orbit satellite servicing platforms at the Satellite 2018 conference and exhibition. The company said Tuesday the Mission Robotic Vehicle and Mission Extension Pods comprise a system designed to facilitate repairs and extend the life of satellite assets. MRV works to carry out space robotic functions and install MEPs and other payloads on […] More
Orbital ATK is developing a new rocket technology in a bid to become the U.S. Air Force‘s supplier of a Next Generation Launch system intended for national security missions, KSL.com reported Sunday. Kay Anderson, senior communications coordinator at Orbital ATK, told the publication that the company and the military service have invested a combined $200 million on the rocket development […] More
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK and $86.4 million contract to manufacture  armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for Afghanistan’s air force. Orbital ATK will provide AC-208 aircraft under the “pseudo” foreign military sales contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Contract work will occur in Fort Worth, Texas through June 9, 2019. The 645th Aeronautical Systems […] More
Orbital ATK will launch its in-orbit satellite servicing platform on March 13 at the four-day Satellite 2018 conference and exhibition slated to kick off Monday in Washington, D.C. David Thompson, Orbital ATK president and CEO, will join Tom Wilson, president of SpaceLogistics, to introduce the robotic servicing system – Mission Extension Vehicle ““ at the event, […] More
Orbital ATK celebrates manufacturing 5,000 total composite parts for the F-35 aircraft. The company said Wednesday its Clearfield, Utah facility is responsible for manufacturing nearly 90 percent of the F-35’s wing skins, fixed skins, engine nacelles and access covers, using automated fiber placement machines. Janicki Industries furnishes the parts for further engineering viability before the final delivery to Lockheed […] More
Orbital ATK has showcased its side-mounted airborne gun platform to Asia-Pacific customers at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, AIN Online reported Sunday. Byron Foster, a director at Orbital ATK, said the company sees opportunities to sell the 30mm Palletized Weapon System to customers in the region. “There are threats such as those in north Asia that make it […] More
A communications satellite that Orbital ATK built for GovSat ““ a public-private joint venture of SES and the government of Luxembourg ““ took off Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. GovSat-1 will be placed at 21.5 degrees East orbital slot to provide maritime […] More
Orbital ATK has confirmed the Al Yah 3 commercial communications satellite’s good operational status, following a launch on Thursday wherein the unit entered an unplanned route. Al Yah Satellite Communications commissioned the satellite that was initially launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket, in aims to provide Ka-band coverage over Africa, Orbital ATK said Friday. “Based on […] More
Orbital ATK has received a contract to help the U.S. Navy update the configuration of an extended range variant of an airborne tactical missile system designed to engage and destroy enemy air defenses. The company said Wednesday it aims to mature the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range design ahead of the program’s engineering and manufacturing development phase. AARGM-ER is […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with Orbital ATK to explore the concept of combined cycle engine technology. Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will examine the possibility of integrating turbine and hypersonic engine technologies into an aircraft propulsion system through DARPA's Advanced Full Range Engine program. The company aims to help the agency develop a new propulsion system that […] More
General Dynamics‘ ordnance and tactical systems business has awarded Orbital ATK  a follow-on contract to supply additional illuminating flares for Hydra-70 rockets that work to help warfighters defeat targets at an extended range. Orbital ATK said Monday it will provide more than illuminating flares designed to provide light that can be sensed both visually and through infrared technology. […] More
Orbital ATK demonstrated its anti-unmanned aerial system defense system at the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment held at Fort Sill in Oklahoma in an effort to gather feedback and address short-range air defense capability gaps. The company said Wednesday the AUDS platform worked to help soldiers detect, track and target hostile UAS during the demonstration. AUDS […] More
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