Orbital ATK

Catalog Page for PIA22660

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This artist's concept summarizes our understanding of how the inside of Ceres could be structured, based on the …

Space Travel

The Army's Futuristic 'Punisher' Grenade Launcher Is Officially Dead, But It Could Rise Again

The service canceled the project, but not before securing the design rights and buying all of the existing prototypes and ammunition.<p>US Army<p>After …

Military

The Army’s ‘Punisher’ Airburst Gun Is Dead

The Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General released a report in September 2016 urging the Army to cancel the program due to “two …

Military

Efforts to develop small-scale rockets are soaring, but only a few get off the ground

<b>News Brief:</b> The latest “State of the Industry” report for small orbital-class launch vehicles tracks 101 reported efforts to create such rockets, …

Grumman

Here’s how NASA created America’s private space industry

When you think about cutting-edge spaceflight in 2018, SpaceX is probably the first name that comes to mind. If you're a wonk, maybe Orbital ATK, or Blue Origin, owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. What you're probablu not thinking of is NASA.<p>NASA was established by the federal government during the …

Space Exploration

NASA tapped the first astronauts to fly on private spacecraft—so where are the rides?

The US space agency divvied up nine of its astronauts to ride on spacecraft being developed by SpaceX and Boeing. The only problem? Those spacecraft are late and getting later.<p>“We are on the brink of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil,” NASA administrator James …

Space Exploration

Is Northrop Grumman's New Space Division Eclipsing Earnings?

Innovation Systems wasn't part of Northrop for much of Q2, but its low margins still didn't help.<p>Defense giant -- and now space giant -- <b>Northrop</b> …

Investing

NASA's TESS satellite mission begins search for new planets

A NASA satellite launched in April has started operations, beginning the search for planets outside our solar system.<p>The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sattelite, or TESS, is seeking out planets around nearby stars and will send its first results next month. After that, it will send updates every …

Exoplanets

Northrop Grumman: Looks Attractive After Earnings Pullback

Northrop Grumman (NOC) stock reacted negatively to 2nd quarter earnings and is down roughly 9% to $295 per share. It appears the market is digesting …

Aviation

F-35 fuselage production raises Northrop’s sales

Northrop Grumman s Aerospace Systems sector, including its F-35 fuselage production line and restricted programmes, such as the B-21 stealth bomber, …

Aviation

Northrop Grumman Tops Q2 Earnings Estimates, Boosts Full-Year Outlook

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) posted stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings Wednesday and boosted its full year guidance as the impact of its …

Investing

Catalog Page for PIA20348

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Ceres' mysterious mountain Ahuna Mons is seen in this mosaic of images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took …

Astronomy

Catalog Page for PIA22471

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This color mosaic of Dantu Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 23, 2018 from an altitude of …

Space Travel

Esterline Technologies exploring potential sale - sources

© Reuters. Esterline Technologies exploring potential sale - sources<p>By Mike Stone<p>(Reuters) - Aerospace parts maker Esterline Technologies Corp …

United Technologies

Why was Northrop Grumman at Farnborough?

FARNBOROUGH, England – For years, Northrop Grumman has declined to buy chalet space at the Farnborough or Paris Airshows, saying the return isn’t …

Air Shows

SpaceX and Boeing are running out of time to fly astronauts into space

Pressure is rising on Boeing and SpaceX, the two companies trying to prove the US can still fly humans to space. Both are expected to miss a November 2019 deadline for producing spacecraft certified as safe enough to transport astronauts—which means NASA, humiliatingly, could end up locked out of …

Space Travel

NASA TV to Cover Cygnus Departure From Station on Sunday

The Canadarm2 robotic arm is seen grappling the Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply ship on Nov. 14, 2017. (Credit: NASA TV)HOUSTON (NASA PR) — Nearly two …

Space Exploration

Northrop Grumman announces CEO transition

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) operating chief Kathy Warden will take over as CEO in January as Wes Bush prepares to leave the defense giant.<p>She'll take …

Business

CIRAS Lead Systems Engineer

NASA EDGE visits Orbital ATK (now Northrop Grumman) to interview Lead Systems Engineer Dave Bodkin about the tools being developed for Commercial …

Grumman

Coverage Set for Departure of US Cargo Ship from Space Station

Nearly two months after Orbital ATK, now part of Northrop Grumman, delivered several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International …

Space Exploration

Northrop Grumman Looking Into Report of White Supremacist Worker

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said it will investigate the “very serious issues” raised by a news report identifying an employee with …

Security

In the wake of Northrop-Orbital merger, Aerojet’s solid rocket engine business teetering on the brink

<i>This article originally appeared in the June 25, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.</i> During the Cold War, the Pentagon bought enough solid rocket …

Space Exploration

Missile Defense Agency on hypersonic weapons

"It's real, it's coming, it's a matter of time," U.S. Missile Defense Agency Director Samuel Greaves told the Capitol Hill Club, stating the …

Business

Northrop Grumman Just Became a Bona Fide "Space Stock"

But is its stock a bona fide buy?<p>Nine months in the making, <b>Northrop Grumman</b>'s (NYSE:NOC) $9.2 billion acquisition of space company Orbital ATK is now …

Investing

NGIS: Cargo Ships to the ISS

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) is a private entity that holds a contract with NASA to fly unmanned cargo missions to the International …

Space Exploration

Aerospace & Defense Series: Behavioral Remedies Remain a Viable Solution for Vertical Mergers in the Defense Industry

Article ByJon B. DubrowMcDermott Will & Emery Antitrust AlertSummaryThe recent FTC decision in the Northrop Grumman / Orbital ATK matter has shed …

Law

Introduction To Investing In The New Space Race

<b>Investing In The New Space Race</b><p>Space is the new hot market. More so than at any time since the famous Apollo program in the 1960s, there is an …

Space Exploration

Orbital ATK’s giant leap into satellite servicing begins with baby steps

<i>This article originally appeared in the June 4, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.</i>Orbital ATK subsidiary SpaceLogistics plans to offer customers a …

Space Exploration

Orbital ATK, SSL and others are gearing up to make house calls to ailing satellites

<i>This article originally appeared in the June 4, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.</i>In five to 10 years, space experts think on-orbit servicing will …

Space Exploration

Northrop Grumman buys Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion

Orbital ATK has roots in Minnesota as Alliant, a spinoff of Honeywell.<p>Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. completed its $7.8 billion purchase of …

Aviation