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ATK Demonstrates Network-Centric USAF Weather Satellite Follow-On Architecture

ATK announced today that it successfully completed the last major technical milestone in its contract from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Defense Weather Systems Directorate.

ATK Delivers Backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

ATK Delivers Backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

ATK has shipped the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Marshall Space Flight Center, completing an important milestone for the most powerful space telescope ever to be built.


ATK and Air Force Successfully Test New Large Class Stage I Rocket Motor

ATK and Air Force Successfully Test New Large Class Stage I Rocket Motor

ATK and the United States Air Force successfully tested the newly developed Large Class (92-inch diameter) Stage I solid rocket motor May 23 at ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.


Northrop Grumman, ATK Complete Backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman, ATK Complete Backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman Corporation and teammate ATK have completed manufacturing of the backplane support frame (BSF) for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for the design and development of the Webb Telescope's optics, sunshield and spacecraft.


ATK Completes Solid Rocket Booster Preliminary Design Review for SLS

ATK Completes Solid Rocket Booster Preliminary Design Review for SLS

ATK announced today that they have successfully completed their solid rocket booster Preliminary Design Review (PDR) with NASA for the Space Launch System (SLS).


ATK Tests New CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage Solid Rocket Motor

ATK Tests New CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage Solid Rocket Motor

ATK (ATK) successfully tested its newly developed CASTOR(R) 30XL upper stage solid rocket motor today at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tennessee.


ATK Delivers Inert Orion Launch Abort Motor

ATK Delivers Inert Orion Launch Abort Motor

ATK successfully delivered a launch abort motor to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) of NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, scheduled to fly next year.


ATK Awarded Network Centric Weather Satellite Program Study Contract

ATK Awarded Network Centric Weather Satellite Program Study Contract

ATK announced today it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Defense Weather Systems Directorate to execute a study of Network-Centric Small Satellites as an element of SMC's Weather Satellite Follow-On Activities.


ATK's New Small Satellite Spacecraft Platforms

ATK's New Small Satellite Spacecraft Platforms

ATK today announced an expanded product line of small, agile satellite buses designed for a wide range of missions in civil, national security and commercial applications.


ATK Selected for DARPA Phoenix Satellite Repurposing Program

ATK Selected for DARPA Phoenix Satellite Repurposing Program

ATK announces it has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technologies Office (TTO) Phoenix Technologies Program.


ATK Completes Final CCDev-2 Milestone for Liberty

ATK Completes Final CCDev-2 Milestone for Liberty

ATK successfully completed the last Liberty space transportation system milestone under the company's unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev-2).


ATK Liberty Extended Cargo Configuration

ATK Liberty Extended Cargo Configuration

ATK the company leading development of the Liberty commercial spacecraft, is pleased to announce an expanded crew and cargo capability.


ATK Makes Progress with the Liberty Launch System

ATK Makes Progress with the Liberty Launch System

In a trio of media releases ATK announced today that is has signed a deal with NanoRacks, completed a milestone for its contract with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev) and that partner EADS Astrium has completed tests on tank structures for the Liberty rocket second stage.


ATK Liberty Launch Vehicle Targets First Crewed Flight in 2015

ATK Liberty Launch Vehicle Targets First Crewed Flight in 2015

It was 15 months that ATK announced with Astrium (an EADS Company) announced that they were working together and would compete in NASA's Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement. At that time they announced an initial test flight by the end of 2013, a second test flight in 2014, and operational capability in 2015. Today's announcement reinforces the previous plans with a few changes and offers some new information.


TacSat-3 Satellite Retired

TacSat-3 Satellite Retired

ATK (ATK) announces the conclusion of the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3) mission. The Air Force announced on April 30th, 2012, that the satellite deorbited into and burned up in the Earth's atmosphere nearly three years after its May 2009 launch. TacSat-3 was designed for six months of operation, with a goal of one year.


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