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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
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 the NROL-47 national defense mission has […] More
A multimission satellite Orbital ATK built for the GovSat brand operated by a joint venture of SES and Luxembourg’s government has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX is scheduled to launch the GovSat-1 satellite by the end of January on board its Falcon 9 rocket, GovSat said Thursday. The satellite will employ X-band […] More
Intelsat has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a contract to build a communications satellite based on the latter company’s GEOStar-2 platform. Orbital ATK said Monday it will design, construct and test Intelsat’s future Galaxy 30  satellite at a Dulles, Virginia-based manufacturing facility. “Galaxy 30 will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and […] More
Orbital ATK plans to use its Cygnus spacecraft to perform two cargo delivery missions this year to the International Space Station under the first Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. The ninth ISS cargo supply mission, dubbed OA-9, is set to take off in May aboard the Orbital ATK-built Antares rocket from […] More
Orbital ATK has secured a contract from Intelsat to produce, test and launch a second commercial in-space servicing vehicle designed to extend the life of in-orbit satellites. Orbital ATK said Thursday it will start providing satellite servicing support through the Mission Extension Vehicle 2 by mid-2020 under the contract. The Dulles, Virginia-based aerospace and defense […] More
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 space missions, the company said […] More
Orbital ATK has received a $23 million initial contract from the U.S. Air Force to commence full-rate production of hard target void sensing fuze assemblies. FMU-167/B HTVSF is a cockpit programmable fuze designed to help the service branch destroy hard and deeply-buried targets, the company said Wednesday. The award follows a low-rate initial production contract that the […] More
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 supply mission under its Commercial Resupply […] More
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