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Northrop Test-Fires New GEM Motor for ULA-Made Heavy-Lift Rocket

GEM 63XL static test Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the thrust, internal insulation and other performance aspects of a new 63-inch-diameter strap-on booster designed to propel United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur heavy-lift rocket. The company said Thursday its Graphite Epoxy Motor 63XL, a new variant of the GEM 63 booster, generated almost 449,000 pounds of thrust during a 90-second validation ground test in Promontory, Utah.

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Northrop Delivers SLS Booster Segments to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Northrop Delivers SLS Booster Segments to NASA's Kennedy Space Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop Grumman has shipped a pair of rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System rocket to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from a company-run factory in Promontory, Utah. The deliveries will allow the rocket to support the first Artemis mission that aims to demonstrate an uncrewed launch through integrated performance between SLS, NASA ground operations and the Orion Spacecraft, Northrop said Monday.

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

Orbital ATK Backs Delta II Rocket Launch With Solid Rocket Motors, Payload Fairing - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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