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From Space Station Cargo Delivery to Deep Space Crew Habitats: Orbital ATK’s Versatile Cygnus Spacecraft
November 21, 2017
With approximately 7,400 pounds of science experiments, tools and food tightly packed inside, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft was launched aboard an Antares rocket and began its journey to the International Space Station on Sunday, November 12. Just two days later, the spacecraft reached its destination where it was greeted with a warm welcome from six astronauts anxiously waiting its arrival. .

OA-8 Mission Page
October 18, 2017
Orbital ATK's OA-8 mission will launch aboard an Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on November 11, 2017. The five-minute launch window will open at 7:37 a.m. EST. Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft will deliver vital equipment, supplies and scientific equipment to the space station as part of Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.

Minotaur-C Planet Labs Mission Page
October 12, 2017
An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket will launch six SkySat Earth observation satellites for Planet. These satellites will be used to collect high resolution imagery for the commerical market. The mission also includes the deployment of four Dove CubeSats which will be released from Tyvak RailPODs.

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK
September 18, 2017
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a globalleader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt. Orbital ATK shareholders will receive all-cash consideration of $134.50 per share. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Orbital ATK shareholder approval.

Mission Update: Minotaur IV ORS-5 Launch
August 26, 2017
Orbital ATK's Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company’s Minotaur product line.

Orbital ATK Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
August 3, 2017
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2017. The quarter was highlighted by solid revenue growth, strong profit margin performance and continued robust contract bookings. As a result, the company increased its revenue and earnings per share guidance and reaffirmed its free cash flow outlook for 2017.

Orbital ATK Products Featured on Outdoor Channel's GunnyTime
July 31, 2017
This summer, tune in to the Outdoor Channel's GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey to get an inside look at several Orbital ATK products. The show gathered real-time footage of products in action, including the Bushmaster® Chain Gun®, at the company's Bushmaster User Conference at Big Sandy Range, Arizona, earlier this year.

Orbital ATK Successfully Completes Launch of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Target for Missile Defense Agency
July 13, 2017
On July 11, Orbital ATK successfully launched one of its Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The target was launched in support of the MDA's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) flight test program. The IRBM target was air-dropped from the cargo hold of a C-17 aircraft and lowered by parachutes before igniting and performing its mission of simulating an intermediate range ballistic missile threat. The company’s air-launched IRBM system provides MDA with increased flexibility in testing its Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). These tests are a critical element of the U.S. missile shield.

Orbital ATK's Allegany Ballistics Laboratory: From Small Tire Factory to Defense Manufacturing Powerhouse
July 5, 2017
Nestled among the Allegany Mountains along the Western Maryland and West Virginia border is one of the area’s biggest and best kept secrets: the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, or ABL. A part of the community for nearly 75 years, ABL is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility that is home to one of the most diverse product development and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Department of Defense industrial base producing rocket motors, warheads, composites, munitions, metals, and electronics systems.

Orbital ATK and Thales Alenia Space Celebrate the Past, Present and Future of Cygnus
June 19, 2017
Orbital ATK and Thales Alenia Space are celebrating another successful Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station for NASA. This Cygnus vehicle, the S.S. John Glenn, delivered 7,600 pounds (3,450 kg) to the Space Station, successfully performed multiple secondary missions after departure and disposed of more than 3,900 pounds (1,770 kg) of waste from the station, a record amount for the spacecraft. The mission was the seventh successful trip to the space station for NASA, which relies on its commercial providers to supply all of the logistics and scientific instruments needed for the important work aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Orbital ATK Completes First Qualification Test for NASA Orion Launch Abort Motor
June 15, 2017
Orbital ATK, along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, successfully performed a ground test firing of the launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System (LAS). The June 15 test took place at Orbital ATK’s Promontory, Utah, facility, and was a critical milestone toward qualification of the motor that will safely pull the Orion crew module away from NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent.

Orbital ATK Successfully Completes OA-7 Mission
June 11, 2017
The S.S. John Glenn Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed Orbital ATK's seventh cargo logistics mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract. The mission also marked the third time that Cygnus was used as a research platform for conducting in-space research with all mission objectives executed as planned.

Orbital ATK Contributes Critical Components to NASA's Space Launch System
May 24, 2017
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle that provides an entirely new capability for science and human exploration beyond Earth's orbit. SLS will be the most powerful rocket in history, and it is designed to be flexible and evolvable, to meet a variety of crew and cargo mission needs.

Orbital ATK Businesses Collaborate to Demonstrate New Space Technologies
May 16, 2017
As the prime contractor for NASA's Sounding Rocket Operations Contract, Orbital ATK recently launched the Black Brant IX sounding rocket carrying 24 payloads, including a CubeSat developed by the company’s Flight Systems Group. The experiment, LEO-2, is the second Carbon Nanotube material experiment designed to provide flight opportunities for "game-changing" space vehicle products, such as ultralight composite structures, data cables, and radiation and heat shields.

Orbital ATK Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
May 11, 2017
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2017, highlighted by strong new orders that boosted the company’s contract backlog to a record level. The company also reaffirmed its full-year 2017 financial guidance.

Orbital ATK’s Promontory, Utah Facility Builds More Than Rocket Motors
April 26, 2017
At Orbital ATK, we are proud to deliver products that protect warfighters, enable scientific discovery and inspire those around us. The company’s Promontory, Utah, facility, home to its Propulsion Systems Division, manufactures the five-segment solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System, America’s next great heavy lift rocket . But with more than 2.5 million square feet of manufacturing, testing and administrative facilities, Promontory’s portfolio reaches far beyond rocket motors.

Mission Update: OA-7 Space Station Cargo Resupply
February 3, 2017
NASA, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have updated the launch of the OA-7 commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than Sunday, March 19. This date takes into account space station operations, payload processing, and range availability. Orbital ATK will launch Cygnus atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for delivery of essential crew supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to astronauts aboard the station. The 30 minute launch window opens at approximately 10:56pm EDT.

Orbital ATK On Track to Launch Industry’s First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System
January 24, 2017
In less than a year after announcing its first customer contract, Orbital ATK has made significant progress in developing its new satellite life extension service. The innovative technology, a first in the industry, gives satellite operators the capability to extend the life of a healthy satellite. Orbital ATK remains on track to introduce its in-orbit satellite servicing system with the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1). The vehicle is currently under production at the company’s satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia.

Orbital ATK Takes NASA's Scientific Balloon Program to Record New Heights
December 22, 2016
On November 28, NASA launched its Antarctica Long Duration Balloon Flight Campaign, an event that gives college students the opportunity to fly experiments aboard a scientific balloon. This year, all five balloons remained airborne for six days between November 28 and December 18 – a new record for NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program. Orbital ATK manages NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility and provides mission planning, engineering services, and field operations under NASA’s Balloon Operations Contract.

Mission Update: Pegasus Flight #43 (CYGNSS)
December 14, 2016
Our Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled to launch from our L-1011 Stargazer aircraft on December 15, 2016. Stargazer will take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the one-hour launch window opening at 8:26 a.m.EST. The three-stage Pegasus XL will be used to deploy eight small satellites for NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission into a Low-Earth orbit.

Orbital ATK's Cygnus Successfully Completes OA-5 Mission
November 28, 2016
At approximately 6:40 p.m. EST on November 27, Cygnus performed a safe, destructive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand, successfully concluding the OA-5 mission. The mission began with a successful launch aboard the company's Antares rocket on October 17.

Orbital ATK Continues Landsat Legacy with Contract to Build Landsat 9
October 25, 2016
Orbital ATK has been selected by NASA to build the next civilian land remote sensing satellite, Landsat 9. The satellite, which will be operated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), will allow the continuation of global terrestrial imaging by extending the Landsat series of satellites to more than five decades of operation.

Mission Page: OA-5 Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission
September 20, 2016
For the OA-5 mission, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft will carry approximately 2,400 kg (5,290 lbs.) of supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station (ISS). Under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA, Orbital ATK will deliver approximately 28,700 kilograms of cargo to the space station. OA-5 is the sixth of these missions.

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Celebrates 75 Years of Service
September 16, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the first day of production at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP). Since that late summer day back in 1941, billions of rounds of ammo have run through this production line in support of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Orbital ATK Completes Spacecraft Preliminary Design Review for Weather Forecasting Satellite
September 12, 2016
The Orbital ATK program team has successfully completed NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Spacecraft Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for JPSS-2, and the Polar Follow-On/JPSS -3 and -4.

ICON Spacecraft Payload Joins Orbital ATK-Built Bus
September 7, 2016
Progress is being made on the assembly of the ICON spacecraft with the integration of the payload to an Orbital ATK spacecraft bus. Upon completion, The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be the newest addition to NASA’s Heliophysics missions.

Orbital ATK Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results
August 10, 2016
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended July 3, 2016.

Orbital ATK Plays Key Roles in the Great Space Telescopes
August 5, 2016
Orbital ATK has been involved with NASA's great space telescopes for decades designing and building key components for both the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Hubble's successor. Hubble has been in orbit for over 25 years, sending back stunning imagery of our solar system and the universe throughout its mission, while JWST is set to launch in 2018.

Orbital ATK Takes NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program to New Heights
July 5, 2016
On Saturday, July 2, NASA’s Balloon Program Office, with support from Orbital ATK, successfully completed the second test flight of its Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) at 3:54 p.m. EDT, setting a new flight duration record for a mid-latitude flight of a large scientific research balloon.

Orbital ATK Successfully Tests the World's Largest Solid Rocket Motor
June 28, 2016
Orbital ATK successfully conducted the final qualification test for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) boosters on June 28 at its Promontory, Utah, facility. The QM-2 test was the second and final qualification test of the company’s five-segment SLS solid rocket motor.

Mission Page: OA-6 Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission
June 22, 2016
The SS Rick Husband reentered the atmosphere at 9:29 a.m. EDT, concluding the successful OA-6 mission. Prior to departure from the International Space Station, astronauts installed the Reentry Breakup Recorder with Wireless Sensors (REBR-W) on Cygnus. REBR-W, developed by The Aerospace Corporation, will allow for better understanding of spacecraft behavior during atmospheric reentry and breakup, leading to improved vehicle safety and design in the future.

Mission Page: OA-5 Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission
June 7, 2016
For the OA-5 mission, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft will carry approximately 2,400 kg (5,290 lbs.) of supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station (ISS). Under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA, Orbital will deliver approximately 28,700 kilograms of cargo to the ISS. OA-5 is the sixth of these missions.

Antares Hot Fire Test Successfully Completed
May 31, 2016
Orbital ATK conducted a full-power "hot fire" test of the upgraded first stage propulsion system of its Antares medium-class rocket using new RD-181 main engines today at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Preliminary data points to a successful test with final results pending a full review. Read more about the test here.

Mission Page: Thaicom 8
May 23, 2016
Orbital ATK was selected by Thaicom PLC to build their eighth satellite, Thaicom 8. The Thaicom 8 satellite design is based on Orbital ATK’s highly successful, flight-proven, GEOStar™-2 satellite platform, and will be manufactured and tested at Orbital ATK’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia.

Antares First Stage Rolled Out for Test
May 12, 2016
Orbital ATK’s Antares first stage with the new engines is rolled from NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Horizontal Integration Facility to Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport  Pad-0A.

Orbital ATK is Making Progress on the Journey to Mars
April 25, 2016
Progress is being made every day on NASA’s Journey To Mars. Orbital ATK recently completed casting the SLS aft booster segment for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, EM-1.

Every Day is Earth Day at Orbital ATK
April 22, 2016


Orbital ATK’s Earth science satellite history dates back to 1982, with the development of Landsat 4 for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mission Update: OA-6 Space Station Resupply
March 25, 2016


The Cygnus vehicle and mission continue to perform nominally with no issues being worked by our operations team.

Space Launch System Solid Rocket Booster QM-2 Test Update
February 17, 2016


Orbital ATK and NASA celebrated a highly-successful ground qualification test (QM-1) last spring of the five-segment solid rocket booster motor we are developing for NASA’s Space Launch System—NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket that will take humans farther into space than we’ve ever ventured. Looking for a repeat, Orbital ATK is preparing for a second qualification test (QM-2), scheduled for this summer.

Dawn Spacecraft Reveals New Clues About Ceres' Bright Spots
January 4, 2016


Data retrieved from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which was designed and built by Orbital ATK, reveals the first clues into the bright spots and origins of Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt. The data fueled two new studies published in the journal Nature.

Orbital ATK Showcases Progress of Antares Rocket Supporting NASA Commercial Resupply Program
December 17, 2015


Orbital ATK, NASA and Virginia Space held an event at Wallops Flight Facility December 17 showing members of the media the status of the Antares program and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A.

Mission Update: OA-4 Space Station Resupply
November 13, 2015


For the OA-4 mission, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft is scheduled to be boosted into orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on December 3, 2015. Cygnus will carry approximately 3,500 kg (7,700 lbs.) of supplies and science experiments to be delivered to the International Space Station.

Orbital ATK Supports the U.S. Military with the Utah Jazz
November 11, 2015


In honor of Veterans Day, Orbital ATK partnered with the Utah Jazz to sponsor Military Appreciation Night and support a service activity at the Utah Food Bank. Both events were part of the National Basketball Association’s league-wide Hoops for Troops Week (Nov. 3-11), which honors and recognizes active and retired service men, women and families.

Orbital ATK Announces Third Calendar Quarter 2015 Financial Results
October 27, 2015


Orbital ATK announces both GAAP and adjusted financial results for the third calendar quarter ended October 4, 2015.

Shipping of Cygnus Service Module Marks Key Milestone for OA-4 Mission
October 12, 2015


On October 12, Orbital ATK shipped the Cygnus spacecraft’s service module to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the next International Space Station (ISS) cargo mission, scheduled to launch later this year aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Orbital ATK Completes Avionics Test for NASA’s SLS Booster
September 22, 2015


On September 22, Orbital ATK completed a significant milestone on the path to send humans farther than we have ever gone before. The successful “aft skirt off-motor hot fire test” demonstrated the avionics and Thrust Vector Control (TVC) systems of the solid rocket boosters that will help power NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket - the Space Launch System (SLS).

Orbital ATK Team Making Significant Progress Toward QM-2 Booster Test
September 10, 2015


Following a successful test of the five-segment solid rocket booster motor that Orbital ATK is developing for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) earlier this year, the company is making significant progress toward the second ground qualification test scheduled for May 2016.

Dawn Spacecraft Performing Well, Returning Dramatic Imagery from Current Orbit of Ceres
September 2, 2015


Orbital ATK designed and built NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which is now collecting the best-ever views of Ceres at its current orbital altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers) known as the High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO).

Orbital ATK Team on Track for Fall 2015 Cygnus Mission and Antares Return to Flight in 2016
August 12, 2015


Orbital ATK employees from across the United States have worked diligently over the last several months to complete significant milestones on the company’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract for NASA with the next mission on track to launch later this year. The team is also moving forward with integration of a new first stage propulsion system into the Antares launch vehicle in preparation for multiple CRS missions in 2016.

Dawn Spacecraft Completes Mapping Orbit, Reactivates Innovative Ion Engine and Begins Thrusting to Lower Orbit
July 31, 2015


Having completed Survey Orbit operations, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is once again thrusting with its ion engine, reducing its orbit altitude and getting ever closer to Ceres.

JPSS-2 Contract Puts Orbital ATK Arizona Facility in the Sweet Spot
July 20, 2015


NASA has awarded Orbital ATK a contract to design, produce and integrate up to three Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) satellites to provide critical weather forecasting data and to advance environmental and oceanographic science for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

ICESat-2 Continues Key Mission to Deepen Understanding of Dynamic Earth Science System
July 8, 2015


NASA will continue its quest to study the elevation of the Earth’s surface and changes in the world’s ice caps when it launches the second Orbital ATK-built Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2).

Solid Rocket Motors: Reliable, Safe, Simple
July 1, 2015


Here is a look at why Orbital ATK's solid rocket motors are vital for our nation.

Read the Orbital ATK Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report
June 24, 2015


Follow the link above to read the Orbital ATK Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report.

LDSD: Enabling the Future of Mars Exploration
June 16, 2015


On June 8, 2015, NASA launched a saucer-shaped vehicle into the atmosphere, to test technologies that will enable larger payloads to safely land on the surface of Mars.

Dawn’s Second Mapping Orbit Reveals a Dynamic Surface for Ceres
June 10, 2015


NASA’s Dawn spacecraft continues to perform beautifully as it returns new imagery of the dwarf planet’s surface, including a detailed view of the enigmatic “bright spots.”

Mission Update: SKYM-1
May 27, 2015


Orbital ATK was selected by DIRECTV to build SKY MEXICO -1 (SKYM-1). The SKYM-1 satellite design is based on Orbital ATK’s highly successful, flight-proven, GEOStar™-2 satellite platform, and was manufactured and tested at Orbital ATK’s state-of-the-art satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia.

Taking Cygnus to the Next Level
May 19, 2015


In order to live and work in deep space, astronauts will need additional pressurized habitation capability beyond what the Orion spacecraft currently provides. And Orbital ATK is looking to the Cygnus product line to help fill this need.

QM-1 Static Test Update – One Step Closer to Flight
May 12, 2015


Two months following the ground test of Orbital ATK’s five-segment rocket motor, known as Qualification Motor-1 (QM-1), results point to a resounding success.

Rocket to the Sun: Orbital ATK Team Develops Rocket Stage to Support NASA Solar Mission
May 5, 2015


Orbital ATK has teamed with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch NASA’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission.

Orbital ATK Delivers DIRECTV's SKYM-1 Commercial Satellite to Launch Site
April 20, 2015


Completed in just 20 months, Orbital ATK has delivered the SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) satellite to the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana for its DIRECTV customer.

Pegasus - Celebrating 25 Years of Igniting Privately Developed Space
April 5, 2015


April 5, 1990 was a defining moment within the aerospace industry as Orbital ATK’s Pegasus air-launched rocket ignited on its maiden mission as the world’s first privately developed space launch vehicle.

Orbital ATK’s Precision Guidance Fuzes to Reduce Risk on the Battlefield
March 25, 2015


The U.S. Army has awarded Orbital ATK a $120 million contract for additional production of the Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) for 155mm artillery.

Dawn Begins Next Phase of Multi-Billion Mile Interplanetary Mission
March 12, 2015


In a journey that began at the Orbital ATK Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is now in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres.

Dawn Returns New Images of Ceres Revealing Multiple "Bright Spots"
Februrary 26, 2015


NASA's Dawn spacecraft, designed and built by Orbital ATK, has returned the sharpest images yet of the surface of dwarf planet Ceres, revealing that the planetary body's bright spot has a similar companion bright area. So far, these unusual areas cannot be explained. Investigators at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)…

Latest Images from Dawn Reveal Craters and Bright Spots on Ceres
Februrary 27, 2015


The Dawn spacecraft is a few weeks away from being captured into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. As the spacecraft inches nearer, its latest images of the dwarf planet show that it is filled with craters and…

Dawn Prepares for its Encounter with Ceres
Februrary 9, 2015


In January 2003, the company began to develop the Dawn spacecraft with the goal of accomplishing a very ambitious mission - building a spacecraft to study two planetary bodies located 220 to 279 million miles from the Sun. Launched in September 2007, the Dawn spacecraft is now in its eighth…