Orbital ATK expects a “go/no-go decision” by early next year on an Air Force-funded program to develop a new large launch vehicle.
Satellite manufacturers aren’t yet sure how the policies of the Trump administration will impact their businesses.
The San Diego, California, based company won a $10.9 million contract to build a camera for the robotic satellite-servicing mission.
STPSat-6 will carry a payload to detect nuclear blasts.
DARPA, undeterred by a lawsuit Orbital ATK filed on Tuesday, formally announced today that it will partner with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) on the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program.
Orbital ATK sued the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Feb. 7 to prevent a rival firm from getting a contract to collaborate on a government-funded mission to repair a satellite in orbit.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Orbital ATK a $29.2 million fixed-price contract to launch a Minotaur 1 rocket on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) within the next 24 months, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced Dec. 8
In its first flight in nearly two years, an Orbital ATK Antares successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Oct. 17.
Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat on Oct. 11 said it had inaugurated its design-to-cost spending-reduction plan by ordering a direct-broadcast television satellite from Orbital ATK of the United States and Airbus Defence and Space of Europe.
The first launch of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket with a new first stage engine is now planned for early October, a company official said Sept. 13.
Thursday's briefing begins with Orbital ATK postponing Antares' return-to-flight mission from Aug. 22 to mid-to-late-September.
Satellite and rocket manufacturer Orbital ATK on Aug. 10 said global commercial satellite demand is weaker than the company had expected and would be a drag on its financial results in both 2016 and 2017.
A successful two-minute test of a five-segment solid rocket booster June 28 is the final development milestone for the shuttle-derived boosters before their use on the first flight of the Space Launch System.