Charles Precourt, vice president of propulsion systems atNorthrop Grumman, said the companyâ€™s OmegA rocket gives it an edge over competitors for the U.S. Air Forceâ€™s launch service procurement effort, Space Newsreported Tuesday.
Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of propulsion at Northrop Grumman, has said contractors need to consider affordability, survivability and sustainability as they work on NASAâ€™s Space Launch System rocket program, Ars Technica reported Monday. â€œWeâ€™ve got to make sure weâ€™ve got our mindset on affordability, and I donâ€™t think itâ€™s too early for […] More
Orbital ATK and the U.S. Air Force have completed a static fire test on a solid rocket motor designed for installation into the Air Force’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent system. The test checked theÂ Medium-Class Stage III rocket motor’s propellant, motor thrust reversal/thrust termination system and nozzle with electro-mechanical thrust vector control, Orbital ATK said Wednesday. “The […] More
Orbital ATKÂ has been selected to produce spectrally matched aircraft countermeasure units for the U.S. Air Force. The company will integrate a new aircraft survivability feature into the MJU-73/B aircraft countermeasure system for use in USAF Special Operations aircraft, Orbital ATK said Tuesday. â€œThese sophisticated pyrotechnic devices protect the warfighter by mimicking the â€˜heatâ€™ signature of […] More
ATK has installed NASAâ€™s solid rocket motor in a test stand in preparation for the systemâ€™s static-fire test scheduled on March 11. The space launch system booster qualification motor will undergo ground testing in Utah at higher temperature to qualify the five-segment motorâ€™s capability to carry humans and cargo across the solar system, ATK said […] More
ATK and NASA haveÂ conducted a static test on the Orion crew transport spacecraft’s launch abort motor igniter at the company’s facility in Promontory, UtahÂ as the company seeks to move toward production. The igniter is part of Orion’sÂ Launch Abort SystemÂ and designed to activate the abort motor for the crew module in case of any problems during […] More