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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, Space Logistics vice president of […] More
Orbital ATK has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build an evolved expendable launch vehicle designed to transport and field small satellites and other payloads. The contract with the Air Force Space and Missiles Center covers the development of the initial Long Duration Propulsive EELV Secondary Payload Adapter platform and includes options for two additional […] More
An Orbital ATK-built spacecraft will begin to deploy cubesats in orbit and return to Earth’s atmosphere following the platform’s departure from the International Space Station. Orbital ATK said Thursday the Cygnus cargo delivery system dubbed as S.S. Gene Cernan supports the OA-8 mission which marks the fourth time the spacecraft dropped off NanoRacks cubesats in […] More
An Orbital ATK-built spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday after a cargo delivery effort to perform secondary missions. NASA said Friday Cygnus will be detached from ISS’ Unity module with the Canadarm2 robotic arm, then the vehicle will be maneuvered over the Harmony module to collect data that will support future rendezvous and docking […] More
Orbital ATK has wrapped up a critical design review of the second Joint Polar Satellite System. The company said Friday it partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA to carry out the review to assess whether the JPSS-2 spacecraft program meets schedule and system requirements. The CDR phase also sought to evaluate […] More
Orbital ATK has transported a hybrid electric propulsion communications satellite built for Al Yah Satellite Communications to a launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of the system’s intended liftoff in January 2018. Orbital ATK said Thursday it built the GEOStar-3 satellite designated Al Yah 3 to help expand Yahsat’s commercial Ka-band services to approximately 600 million […] More
Orbital ATK‘s defense electronic systems unit has secured a pair of tasks orders worth up to $50.1 million to help the U.S. Navy produce design adaptations to current Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile subsystems and components. The Navy awarded both orders under a previously issued basic ordering agreement that covers engineering studies and logistics and test planning services […] More
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 effort launched aboard the Delta […] More
An Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft reached the International Space Station Tuesday to unload 7,400 pounds of cargo, supplies and scientific experiments. The OA-8 cargo delivery vehicle, nicknamed S.S. Gene Cernan, is the eighth spacecraft to deliver cargo to ISS as part of Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the company said Tuesday. The spacecraft was […] More
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 mission, the company said Sunday. […] More
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 well as operational, flight and […] More
Orbital ATK has set a Nov. 11 launch date for the company’s eighth cargo resupply mission that will transport crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station on behalf of NASA. The space agency said Tuesday Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch aboard the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver approximately […] More
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