Tag Archives: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

NASA Picks 11 Companies to Build Human Lunar Lander Prototypes

NASA has awarded contracts worth $45.5M combined to study and develop human lander prototypes in the next six months in support of its Artemis lunar exploration initiative. The space agency said Friday the companies will produce prototypes of a human landing platform with descent, ascent, transfer and refueling elements and shoulder at least 20 percent of the total development cost under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships Appendix E contracts.

Read More »

Northrop Completes Cannon Production Hub Expansion

Northrop Grumman‘s innovation systems sector has completed the expansion of a Mesa, Ariz., facility built to manufacture Bushmaster medium-caliber cannons for the military sector. The company said Wednesday it will hire up to 60 new employees to support manufacturing, program management and engineering efforts at the 36K-square-foot facility. The expansion project almost doubled …

Read More »

Report: Air Force to Award Next Set of Commercial Launch Service Agreements

The U.S. Air Force could award a new set of Launch Service Agreements sometime during August, one month later than scheduled, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The military service aims to select two domestic commercial launch service providers that can cover national security missions and send heavy and complex payloads to space. Northrop Grumman‘s innovation …

Read More »

Kathy Warden: Northrop Expands Portfolio Into Hypersonics Through Innovation Systems Business

Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman, has said the company considers hypersonic missiles as a promising business line, USNI News reported Saturday. Warden, a three-time Wash100 recipient, told analysts at a conference call that Northrop’s innovation systems business, formerly Orbital ATK, expands the defense contractor’s portfolio of …

Read More »

Northrop’s Cygnus Raises Space Station’s Orbit Through Reboost Test

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft docked at the International Space Station tested on Tuesday its reboost capability through a 50-second engine firing activity, Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday. Ground controllers at Northrop’s Dulles, Va.-based mission operations facility transmitted commands to the spacecraft to fire its IHI Aerospace-supplied BT-4 main engine, which generated …

Read More »

Northrop Innovation Systems Sector to Evaluate Anti-Radiation Missile GPS Tech for Navy

Northrop Grumman‘s innovation systems sector, formerly called Orbital ATK, will evaluate the basic functions of global positioning system receivers for a medium-range tactical missile platform for the U.S. Navy under a $602,247 delivery order. The order falls under a basic ordering agreement and calls for the evaluation of Rockwell Collins‘ prototype NavStrike M-code GPS …

Read More »