ATK to Provide Motor to Orbital’s Taurus II

ATK (NYSE: ATK) booked a $57 million contract to provide the CASTOR 30XL, a motor to be used on Orbital Science Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Taurus II commercial launch vehicle.

Taurus II will supply cargo for NASA to the International Space Station.

“The CASTOR 30XL is another important addition to our expanding portfolio of commercial propulsion products, which include the GEM, Orion, and CASTOR solid rocket motor lines.” said Scott Lehr, ATK Aerospace Systems vice president and general manager of Strategic and Commercial Systems.  “We leveraged our heritage flight-proven and cost-effective technologies to develop a customized, higher-performing second stage solution for Orbital’s Taurus II launch vehicle.”

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