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An Orbital ATK spacecraft has completed berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station as part of the company’s ninth resupply mission with NASA. The company said Thursday the Cygnus spacecraft dubbed “S.S. J.R. Thompson” carried 7,400 pounds of cargo consisting of supplies and experiments to ISS. The spacecraft launched Monday from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket. ISS crew secured the […] More
Orbital ATK has completed casting the first motor of the OmegA rocket with approximately 55 600-gallon mixes of inert propellant. The company said Tuesday it wrapped up the casting process in April for the Castor 600 aft segment as part of the Common Boost Segment program for OmegA, previously called Next-Generation Launcher. Orbital ATK built […] More
An Orbital ATK spacecraft took off Monday aboard the company’s Antares rocket to deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft designated S.S. J.R. Thompson from NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia serves as the company“™s ninth cargo delivery mission to the orbiting laboratory under the […] More
Orbital ATK has signed a teaming agreement with IMI Systems to produce and offer a bomb technology to the U.S. defense market. The partnership seeks to manufacture a variant of IMI’s Multi-Purpose Rigid Bomb weapon designed with precision, collateral damage reduction and penetration capacities, Orbital ATK said Wednesday. Pat Nolan, vice president and general manager of missile products at Orbital […] More
Orbital ATK produced at its Beltsville, Md.-based facility the heat pipes for a Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft that took off Saturday aboard United Launch Alliance“™s Atlas V rocket in support of NASA“™s Mars mission. Orbital ATK said Monday that it also produced an ultraflex solar array and diaphragm tanks for the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and […] More
Orbital ATK has produced the 25,000th unit of an artillery guidance kit used in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. The M1156 Precision Guidance Kit was designed to reduce ballistic dispersion and collateral damage of 155mm artillery through the use of global positioning system technology, the company said Monday. Users may fit the kit on their weapons […] More
Orbital ATK has set May 20 as target date to launch its ninth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The space agency said Monday Orbital ATK moved Cygnus from a payload processing facility to a spacecraft fueling facility Monday at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. After […] More
Orbital ATK has completed a series of three ground-based static firing tests of a rocket motor for tactical missiles at both cold and hot extreme temperatures. The company said Friday it performed the tests over a period of three weeks at its Rocket Center, W. Va.-based ballistics laboratory as part of its contract with the […] More
Orbital ATK has performed and completed the demonstration of a new missile warhead being developed for use at hyper velocities. The company said Thursday it used real world data as the basis to model the design of a hypersonic missile weapon built for high temperature resistance. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing was used in producing components […] More
A satellite that Orbital ATK built for NASA“™s Astrophysics Explorer mission lifted off Wednesday aboard SpaceX“™s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is designed to identify planets nearby host stars to facilitate characterizations of those planets and their atmospheres through the use of four wide-field cameras, […] More
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