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Orbital ATK Backs Delta II Rocket Launch With Solid Rocket Motors, Payload Fairing

Orbital ATK supplied a composite fairing component and nine graphite epoxy motors – GEM 40 – for a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket that took off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first Joint Polar Satellite System that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed through a collaborative …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Lifts Off for 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft launched Sunday morning at NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket to bring approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station. Cygnus lifted off at 7:19 a.m. Eastern time to deliver equipment, supplies and experiments to ISS crew as part of Orbital ATK’s eighth Commercial Resupply Services …

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Orbital ATK Completes Structural Acceptance Test on Space Launch Vehicle Motor Case Component

Orbital ATK has conducted a structural acceptance test on a motor composite case built to support the company’s Next Generation Launch family of space launch vehicles. The company said Tuesday the test demonstrated the structural loads’ capacity to generate more than 110 percent of the anticipated maximum motor operating pressure as …

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Orbital ATK’s Minotaur C Rocket Brings 10 Planet Labs Remote Sensing Satellites Into Orbit

Planet Labs’ 10 remote sensing satellites took off Tuesday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur C rocket that launched at 2:37 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four Planet’s Dove satellites launched into sun-synchronous orbit approximately 350 miles above the Earth following the deployment of six SkySat spacecraft into space, Orbital …

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Air Force Taps Orbital ATK to Deliver EELV Secondary Payload Adapter

Orbital ATK has won a potential $34 million contract to provide a secondary payload adapter for the U.S. Air Force‘s long-duration propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The Defense Department said Monday the contract will also extend the Air Force Space Command’s standard rideshare service policy and build on previous development efforts for EELV secondary payload adapter technology. …

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