TYSONS CORNER, VA April 9, 2015 — Executive Mosaic —ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) landing a $90 million contract to supply the steering control technology for the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system.
Orbital said Tuesday its attitude control motor can produce up to 7, 000 pounds of steering force, using an eight-valve solid propellant gas generator to jettison the Orion away from the launch vehicle as an emergency maneuver.
“Orbital ATK’s continued support to NASA demonstrates our longstanding commitment to our nation’s human spaceflight program, ” Mike Kahn, president of Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group, said Tuesday.
Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s missile products division under the defense systems group, added, “Working with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NASA, Orbital ATK is committed to making spaceflight safer than ever before for our astronauts.”
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