solid rocket motors
An orbital launch attempt by Chinese startup iSpace ended in failure early Friday, following two failures last year.
Northrop Grumman is anticipating a $2 billion contract from United Launch Alliance for solid rocket boosters, president and CEO Kathy Warden said April 28.
Adranos, a startup that manufactures solid rocket motors, announced April 26 it has closed a $20 million Series A funding round.
Chinese state-owned entities are developing a growing range of solid rockets to meet growing launch demands and contribute to a wider strategy of making China a fully-fledged space power.
Northrop Grumman announced Jan. 21 it completed a static firing of the strap-on solid booster it developed for United Launch Alliance’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket.
The GEM 63XL motors will fly on ULA's Vulcan Centaur rocket in 2021.
Northrop Grumman developed the GEM 63 rocket motors under a cooperative agreement with United Launch Alliance.
The facility will be able to manufacture motors up to 470 inches long and up to 100 inches in diameter.
Boeing has informed the Air Force that it will not bid Ground Based Strategic Deterrent engineering and manufacturing development.
Northrop Grumman on Thursday conducted a full-scale static fire test of the first stage of OmegA.
Boeing and Northrop Grumman initially had been expected to compete the rocket motor work between Orbital and Aerojet. With Orbital under Northrop Grumman ownership, that type of competition would not be possible.
A new market for super high-speed weapons is fueling investments in rocket engine technologies.
The U.S. Air Force’s space acquisition arm made six of a planned eight major contract awards in 2014.