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Orbital ATK Confirms Al Yah 3 Satellite’s Good Condition After Recent Deviation

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 …

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Orbital ATK to Update Extended Range Configuration for Navy Anti-Radiation Missile Tech

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 …

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Orbital ATK, DARPA Partner for Combined Cycle Engine Research

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 …

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Orbital ATK Backs ULA’s NRO Mission With Rocket Motors, Composite Structures

Orbital ATK supplied composite structures, motors and other components for a Delta IV rocket that United Launch Alliance launched Friday to bring a National Reconnaissance Office payload into space. Orbital ATK said Friday the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture’s Delta IV rocket that took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as part of …

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Orbital ATK-Air Force Agreement Sets Data Exchange Plan for Next Generation Launch System

Orbital ATK and the U.S. Air Force have signed a cooperative research and development agreement that seeks to facilitate certification of a rocket system for USAF’s Space and Missile Systems Center. The CRADA establishes a data exchange plan and framework required to certify Orbital ATK’s Next Generation Launch system for use in national security …

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Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft Completes 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere Monday at 7:54 a.m. Eastern time after it delivered approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station and completed secondary space missions. The re-entry of the spacecraft, also known as S. S. Gene Cernan, marked the conclusion of Orbital ATK’s eighth ISS cargo …

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Orbital ATK Subsidiary Gets Preliminary FCC Approval for In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Space Logistics subsidiary has obtained initial approval from the Federal Communications Commission to conduct in-orbit servicing on an Intelsat satellite, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. FCC authorized Space Logistics’ Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft to perform rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901 satellite in a graveyard orbit, the report said. Joe Anderson, …

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