Orbital ATK Sponsors STEM Event and Art Exhibit Celebrating Human Spaceflight
April 26, 2017
Orbital ATK is sponsoring a unique exhibit with more than 100 pieces of art inspired by NASA's journey to Mars and beyond at Zootah at Willow Creek Park in Logan, Utah, now through July 31. The grand opening, which included hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), featured Orbital ATK's compressed air rocket launcher.
Orbital ATK Celebrates Earth Day Every Day
April 20, 2017
Orbital ATK's robust Earth science satellite history spans back to 1982 with the launch of Landsat 4 for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Since then, the company has continued to produce small- and medium-class spacecraft platforms for a variety of Earth science, remote sensing, astrophysics and heliophysics missions.
Orbital ATK Sponsors NASA Student Launch Program for Tenth Year
April 13, 2017
NASA's Student Launch competition is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity that offers multiple rocketry challenges reaching middle and high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. The competition involves a number of reviews and checkpoints – just like launching a real rocket. Additionally, there are payload requirements, and a long-standing goal of launching a rocket exactly one mile high.
Orbital ATK Next Generation Launch System Completes Major Milestones
April 3, 2017
During recent Orbital ATK earnings calls, CEO Dave Thompson has mentioned one of the company’s top growth strategies for the next decade is developing and launching a new generation of intermediate- and large-class space launch vehicles. On April 3, the company shared more information about its Next Generation Launch (NGL) system in a press release and at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Orbital ATK Antares Stands Ready to Support Eighth CRS Mission for NASA
March 20, 2017
As we prepare to launch the Cygnus OA-7 mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Orbital ATK’s Antares team at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is making great progress on the company's eighth Cargo Resupply Mission (known as OA-8) to the International Space Station. The team plans to have Antares fully integrated and ready for the Cygnus payload by May.
Orbital ATK Donation Encourages STEM Learning in Utah Schools
March 6, 2017
At Orbital ATK, we are dedicated to encouraging children to pursue their dreams, explore STEM careers and realize that they are able to accomplish great things. As a part of our Orbital ATK Gives Back program, and in an effort to bolster the Orbital ATK commitment to STEM education, the company has made an in-kind donation of at least 500 personal computers to the Utah STEM Action Center and their Computers for Schools initiative, on behalf of its Aerospace Structures Division located in Clearfield, Utah, and the 3,000 Utah-based employees. The donation will directly support local Utah Elementary Schools and the education of students preparing for careers in STEM fields.
Orbital ATK Supports Scientific Suborbital Rocket Launch to Study Auroras
February 23, 2017
Sounding rocket season is underway at Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska, with the first of four launches to examine the structure of auroras. The Black Brant IX sounding rocket launched as part of the Ionospheric Structure: In Situ and Ground-Based Low Altitude Studies, or ISINGLASS, mission. The mission features two identical rockets that are launched into two different types of auroras. The launch window for the second rocket remains open through March 3.
Orbital ATK’s Armament Systems Hosts Bushmaster User Conference 2017
February 8, 2017
Orbital ATK’s Armament Systems Division recently wrapped up its second Bushmaster User Conference, hosting more than 150 U.S. and International customers and industry partners representing more than 20 countries. In addition to round robin product discussions, the highlight of the three-day event was the live fire product demonstration.
Dulles Facility Generates “STEAM” for Space To Inspire The Next Generation of Innovators
January 17, 2017
As the division sponsor of the “Go for Launch” program, Orbital ATK’s Dulles, Virginia, headquarters served as “ground control” for more than 50 local high school students who participated in a three-day program that promoted involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), STEAM (Art); teamwork, communication and leadership.
Orbital ATK Opens Office at Hill Air Force Base Falcon Hill Research Park
December 19, 2016
Orbital ATK joined the U.S. Air Force, the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce and several other commercial partners in celebrating the opening of Orbital ATK’s new office at Hill Air Force Base Falcon Hill Research Park on December 15. A crowd of 40 people gathered in the lobby of the office to watch as the ribbon was cut by Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group President, Scott Lehr; Propulsion Systems Division General Manager, Charlie Precourt; Propulsion Subsystem Support Contract (PSSC) Program Manager, Gordie Russell and Air Force Colonel Scott Jones.
Orbital ATK Sponsors Nuclear Museum's Peacekeeper Missile Display
November 22, 2016
Earlier this month, Orbital ATK participated in a dedication ceremony of a Peacekeeper missile display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Peacekeeper display comprises an entire inert Peacekeeper missile, displayed horizontally, with wide spaces between each stage allowing visitors an up-close view of the motors and other missile components.
Celebrating Veterans Today and Every Day
November 11, 2016
Orbital ATK is proud to support our nation’s military by providing quality defense products and equipment in the field, but also through sponsoring events and donating to several charities across the nation. Over the past few weeks, employees from various offices have supported Orbital ATK-sponsored events in their community.
Young Girls Explore STEM Careers at Orbital ATK-Sponsored EYH Conference
November 8, 2016
Earlier this month, more than 400 girls from 60 schools throughout northern Utah got up early on a Saturday morning to learn about how fun careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be at Orbital ATK’s 16th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference.
Orbital ATK Employees Give Back with Annual United Way Campaign
October 25, 2016
Orbital ATK recently conclulded its United Way campaign, during which employees from across the country raised more than $1.1 million through payroll deductions and participated in fundraisers and volunteer activities to raise funds and awareness for United Way.
Orbital ATK Well Represented at AUSA 2016
October 13, 2016
Once again this year Orbital ATK exhibited at the annual Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. Held every October, the show is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. This year's show was an opportunity for Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group to highlight a number of new weapons, munitions and capabilities that support the warfighter.
Cislunar Space Habitation – Paving the Way to Mars
September 26, 2016
While Mars is the logical next destination for human space exploration, significant work is required to mature the technologies needed for such a journey. Cislunar space, the region between Earth and the Moon, is the ideal environment to prove out the systems required for human exploration of Mars.
Orbital ATK and Airbus Celebrate A350 XWB Program Milestone
September 22, 2016
On September 20, Aerospace Structures Division (ASD) and Airbus Americas celebrated a significant milestone in their successful partnership of working together to support air transport customers around the world, and marked the successful completion of the 100,000th composite part in support of the A350 XWB program.
Orbital ATK's San Diego Facility Generates “STEAM” for Space Camp To Inspire Next Generation of Innovators
August 30, 2016
As the program sponsor of “Go for Launch” several employees from the Space Components Division at Orbital ATK’s San Diego facility took their talents and their children to the space camp at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Created and presented by Higher Orbits, a non-profit group, the program uses Space Exploration as a platform to launch student participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) around the country.
Orbital ATK Employees Bring STEM and Smiles to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Summer Camp
August 23, 2016
Smiles, laughter and the sounds of launch countdowns filled the air at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Camp Rainbow as Orbital ATK employees volunteered their time for a night of rockets and stars. The “Stars” of the event were the 50 children ages 7 through 12 who have either had cancer or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, along with some who have serious blood disorders.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch Visits Orbital ATK
August 17, 2016
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch toured Orbital ATK's Promontory manufacturing facilities and took the opportunity to speak to enthusiastic employees on Thursday, August 11. Senator Hatch was introduced by Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division, who acknowledged Hatch's distinguished career in the Senate and his membership on several important committees.
Rocket Motor Test Demonstrates Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System
August 15, 2016
Preparations for full-scale tests of Orbital ATK’s solid rocket motors begin months in advance. Technicians set hundreds of sensors in place, verify data collection systems and make sure test equipment is working correctly. Team members are laser-focused on getting everything ready for a flawless test because there is only one chance to get the data needed from a static rocket firing.
Launch Vehicle Division Employees Host Donation Drive for Deployed Soldiers
August 2, 2016
Earlier this summer, employees from Orbital ATK's Launch Vehicle Division teamed with Any Soldier to host a drive meant to boost the troop's spirits during the summer months when U.S. deployed forces receive fewer packages.
"Small Astronaut" Harrison Visits Orbital ATK
July 22, 2016
Earlier this month, a “small astronaut” named Harrison visited our Dulles campus to learn more about Orbital ATK and our space systems group. Harrison is not your typical astronaut - he and his father Aaron are a father and son photography team whose goal is to remind adults that children are still exploring the world around them, and that what may seem like a mundane task is full of wonderment for children.
Cygnus Program Wins Prestigious 2016 AIAA Space Systems Award
July 19, 2016
The Cygnus program has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Award for 2016. The cargo delivery spacecraft was honored for outstanding achievements in architecture, analysis, design and implementation of space systems.
Orbital ATK Employees Support Annual Space Camp Sponsorship
July 18, 2016
Each year, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp, located in Huntsville, Alabama, chooses specific companies to highlight throughout the summer. As the featured company for the week of July 11, Orbital ATK employees pitched in to mentor the young trainees. Dan Merenda, Orbital ATK’s Huntsville Operations manager, spoke to participants about rocket science and the importance of education.
Orbital ATK Scholarship Program Awards $135,000 to 70 Students
July 6, 2016
This year, Orbital ATK awarded $135,000 in scholarships to 70 students pursuing undergraduate education through the Orbital ATK Scholarship Program. Recipients were selected from an academically talented pool of applicants from around the country who are children of company employees.
Orbital ATK and Supplier Martinez & Turek, Inc. Receive Nunn-Perry Award
June 24, 2016
Orbital ATK Launch Vehicles Division and supplier Martinez & Turek, Inc. (M&T) were presented with the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award from the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for outstanding performance in the Mentor-Protégé Program.
Orbital ATK Supports U.S. Air Force Museum Expansion
June 15, 2016
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, recently opened their fourth building to the public. Orbital ATK was one of several companies located in the Dayton area who made a donation to support the expansion.
Dawn Team Receives Robert J. Collier Trophy
June 13, 2016
On the evening of June 9, the NASA/JPL Dawn Program Team accepted the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy at the trophy presentation in Arlington, Virginia.
Orbital ATK Helps Make Local Family Science Night EPIC
May 27, 2016
Employees from the Dulles branch of Orbital ATK’s Emerging Professionals Investing in Careers (EPIC) program volunteered their time to support a local Family Science Night.
Elementary School Students Make History with Help from Orbital ATK
May 18, 2016
Elementary school students in Arlington, Virginia reached a major milestone in space exploration this week with the successful deployment of their “CubeSat” Satellite and the help of Orbital ATK.
Orbital ATK's Brian Duffy Inducted Into Astronaut Hall of Fame
May 17, 2016
Brian Duffy, Vice President of Johnson Space Center Exploration Programs for the company’s Propulsion Systems Division, received the honor of being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 14.
Orbital ATK's Armament Systems Division Shows Support for Veterans
May 10, 2016
Last month, more than 80 employees and friends from Orbital ATK’s Armament Systems Division participated in the 12th annual Pat’s Run in Arizona, and in the affiliated shadow run in Minnesota.
Orbital ATK Wins Team Award at Annual RNASA Foundation Awards Gala
May 4, 2016
On the evening of April 29, shining stars in the space industry stepped out in their finest for the annual Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation awards gala. With former CNN anchor Miles O’Brien as master of ceremonies, the evening celebrated the nominees, winners and industry as a whole.
Celebrating Excellence at our Iuka, Mississippi
April 28, 2016
Located approximately 100 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama in Iuka, Mississippi, Orbital ATK’s Large Composite Structures Center Of Excellence (LSCOE) manufactures large composite aerospace structures for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles.
Orbital ATK Inspires Next Generation at 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival
April 18, 2016
Orbital ATK recently participated in the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C, where visitors to the Orbital ATK booth had the opportunity to interact with Orbital ATK scientists and engineers learn more about our capabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Orbital ATK Supports Student Bid to Send Experiments into Space
April 7, 2016
When a local school needed an added boost to fund its bid to compete in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, Orbital ATK's Missile Product Division in Elkton, MD jumped
Orbital ATK’s LEO Warhead – the Alternative to Cluster Munitions
March 16, 2016
At the start of the new year, Orbital ATK’s Fuze and Warhead team – part of its Defense Systems Group – announced it had signed and important agreement for production of its Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) for the U.S. Army.
Chandler Science Spectacular is a Blast Thanks To Orbital ATK
March 3, 2016
More than 1,000 children saw their passion for learning ignite during the Chandler Science Spectacular thanks to the support of 50 volunteers and 18 exhibits from Orbital ATK. The Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM) event was hosted by the City of Chandler and held in the city square on February 20th.
Utah Students Launch Rockets with Orbital ATK at Second Annual Utah STEM Festival
February 19, 2016
For the second year in a row, Orbital ATK helped inspire future engineers and scientists at the 2016 Utah STEM Fest. More than 20,000 middle and high school students from across the state visited the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, and learned about what it
2015 Orbital ATK Outstanding Leadership Awards
February 11, 2016
Orbital ATK recently presented its Outstanding Leadership Award to three individuals – one each from the Flight, Defense and Space Systems Groups – who exemplified outstanding leadership and personal commitment during the company’s first year.
Astronaut Butch Wilmore visits Orbital ATK Bacchus, Utah facility
January 15, 2016
Last week, NASA astronaut and Naval Captain Barry “Butch” Wilmore visited Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Bacchus facilities in Utah.
Orbital ATK Supports STEM Education
January 12, 2016
In the last few weeks, Orbital ATK engineers and other employees gave back to their communities teaching local students about the aerospace and defense industry.
It's The Season of Giving at Orbital ATK
December 15, 2015
Orbital ATK employees across the company donated gifts and volunteered their time to give back to the communities where they work and live.
VA Governor Terry McAuliffe Visitis Orbital ATK's Dulles Campus
December 8, 2015
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited the Dulles Campus where he conducted a town hall meeting with employees and toured the campus with senior management.
Fuzes Make Bombs "Smart"
December 3, 2015
What makes smart bombs smart are their fuzes, and thanks to Orbital ATK, today’s smart bombs are getting even smarter.
NASA Astronauts Visit Space Launch System Manufacturing Facility
November 18, 2015
NASA Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Ike Glover toured the Space Launch Systems (SLS) booster manufacturing operations at our Clearfield and Promontory, Utah, facilities on November 12.
Orbital ATK’s 15th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference Draws More than 400 Girls Exploring STEM Careers
November 9, 2015
Earlier this month, more than 400 girls from schools throughout northern Utah got up early on a Saturday morning to learn about how fun careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be at Orbital ATK’s 15th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference.
Enhanced Cygnus Spacecraft Features New Technology and Greater Capability
November 2, 2015
In early December, Orbital ATK will launch an enhanced Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for the OA-4 commercial resupply mission.
Antares On Track for Hot Fire Testing and Return to Flight
October 27, 2015
Operations in the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility where Orbital ATK assembles and tests its Antares medium-class rocket are in full force as the team preps the upgraded vehicle for its upcoming “hot fire” test in early 2016.
Orbital ATK's Sandy Coleman Receives Women in Aerospace Lifetime Achievement Award
October 23, 2015
On October 22, 2015, Sandy Coleman, Vice President of Orbital ATK’s Washington Operations, was awarded the Women in Aerospace Lifetime Achievement Award for a career dedicated to advancing aerospace and human spaceflight.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers and Scientists
October 19, 2015
Employees at Orbital ATK's Chandler, Arizona facility recently heard from Arizona’s student Chief Science Officers (CSOs) from local high schools. The group discussed how to engage younger generations and ignite their interest to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Orbital ATK Salutes America's Warfighters at AUSA
October 14, 2015
At the 2015 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition, Orbital ATK hosted “A Salute to America’s Warfighters” – an evening reception held in honor of our nation’s military members and their families.
Women Tech Council Honors Two Orbital ATK Engineers
October 1, 2015
Aerospace Structures Division Materials and Process Chief Engineer, Mary Ann White and Propulsion Systems Division Materials and Process Design Sr. Manager, Kathy Allman were top finalists at the distinguished Women Tech Awards on September 22 when the Women Tech Council held their 8th annual Women Tech Awards at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Orbital ATK Gives Back Through Annual United Way Campaign
September 24, 2015
Orbital ATK’s 2015 United Way campaign kicked off in early September with events and fundraisers held at company sites around the country.
Orbital ATK Lands Raytheon and Rolls-Royce Supplier Awards
August 27, 2015
Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures Division (ASD), headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, recently won not just one, but two, top supplier excellence awards from their customers.
Orbital ATK Hosts Night of Rockets and Stars at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Summer Camp
August 20, 2015
A group of 25 Orbital ATK volunteers from our Chandler, Arizona site drove to the Rainbow summer camp located in Prescott, Arizona, for a fun-filled evening of rockets and science.
Orbital ATK Supports Another Successful Week at Space Camp
July 30, 2015
Orbital ATK is a proud sponsor of Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During the week of July 20, Orbital ATK was the highlighted sponsor, which included presentations to the students and other one-on-one mentoring opportunities.
Orbital ATK Provides Incredible Classroom Setting for STEM Students
July 17, 2015
Recently, local Mojave, California area high school students received a STEM lesson in a one-of-a-kind classroom setting courtesy of Orbital ATK.
Orbital ATK Scholarship Program Awards Record Amount of Scholarships in 2015
July 8, 2015
Out of more than 360 applications to the 2015 Orbital ATK Scholarship Program, 70 children of Orbital ATK employees were selected to receive scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Orbital ATK's Space Systems Group Kicks Off 2015 Summer Intern Program
June 26, 2015
Interns are given the opportunity to work closely with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts in their respective fields.
Orbital ATK's Elkton, Maryland Team Rallies for the ACS 2015 ‘Relay for Life’
June 6, 2015
This year’s American Cancer Society (ACS) ‘Relay for Life’ event in Elkton, Maryland, had many memorable moments for the Orbital ATK team.
Orbital ATK Receives United Way of Salt Lake's Partner of the Year Award
June 5, 2015
In one of our work communities, United Way of Salt Lake annually recognizes a small group of companies and individuals for outstanding achievement in creating positive change in the lives of individuals within the community. This year, it was Orbital ATK’s honor to be recognized by United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) as the corporate partner of the year.
Kent Rominger Inducted Into Astronaut Hall of Fame
June 1, 2015
Kent Rominger, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Orbital ATK's Propulsion Systems Division, was inducted into the 2015 class of the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Protecting Our Protectors: Building Safer Munitions for the Warfighter
May 22, 2015
As a leader in the development and production of propulsion systems for air-, sea- and land-based missiles, Orbital ATK has been at the forefront of insensitive munitions research for more than a decade. Learn more about how Orbital ATK has developed the means to make our weapon systems safer, not just in the lab, but in the real world.
Launching Successful Careers at Orbital ATK
May 14, 2015
What started out as an after-hours group designed to foster camaraderie among younger employees has now grown into something more meaningful to the early career workforce at Orbital ATK. The network, called Emerging Professionals Investing in Careers (EPIC), has clear goals: to create and maintain a culture where innovation is encouraged and rewarded, where individuals can make a difference, and where opportunity is limitless.
Orbital ATK Hosts “Sharing our Success” STEAM Event for Girls
May 8, 2015
Orbital ATK’s Dulles, Virginia campus recently hosted more than 200 girls from grades 5-12, along with their chaperones, for the “Sharing our Success” event. During the event, the students had the opportunity to learn about the aerospace industry as well as interact with several local high school robotics teams and other science and technology related hands-on offerings.
Orbital ATK Employees Recognized at 2015 RNASA Gala
April 27, 2015
On the evening of April 24, shining stars in the space industry stepped out in their finest for the annual Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation award gala. Orbital ATK is proud to have had a total of ten individual nominees and four team nominations with three employees taking home awards this year.
Orbital ATK’s Combined Heritage: Pioneering New Spacecraft Technologies
April 7, 2015
The Space Components Division (SCD) of Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group is pioneering new technologies that will enhance the viability of our key spacecraft. Previously a part of ATK, the division is an example of how the recent merger is certain to make a powerful difference to customers and shareholders.
Supplying Space Systems from the Ground Up
March 27, 2015
From launch vehicles to satellites, Orbital ATK’s reliable and proven technologies can be found in many space systems in both defense and commercial markets. In addition to developing our own space systems, Orbital ATK is a major supplier of propulsion systems and aerospace structures for other launch vehicles and spacecraft.
Orbital ATK Executive Team Rings NYSE Closing Bell
March 23, 2015
Orbital ATK President and CEO, David Thompson, and members of the company's leadership team had the privilege of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, March 20.
Orbital ATK's Five-segment Rocket Motor Static Test Fires Up
March 11, 2015
A large crowd comprised of media, industry, space enthusiasts and the general public gathered on March 11 at Orbital ATK's test facility in Promontory, Utah, to witness the first qualification ground test of the five-segment rocket motor that will be used for NASA's heavy-lift Space Launch System.
Five-Segment Motor Static Test For SLS Program To Move America One Step Closer to a Journey to Mars
February 25, 2015
Orbital ATK manufactures the twin five-segment solid rocket motors that will help boost NASA's new heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) out of Earth's gravity. On March 11, a major milestone will be reached with a...