Northrop to Assemble OmegA Rocket at Kennedy Space Center

Jeff Brody

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has selected a building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to serve as the assembly and testing site for its OmegA rocket.

A NASA blog post published Friday says Northrop and the space agency signed a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement to pave the way for the use of the vehicle assembly building’s High Bay 2 to build the intermediate/heavy-class rocket under a launch services agreement with the U.S. Air Force.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at High Bay 2 led by Kent Rominger, vice presdent and OmegA capture lead at Northrop; Bob Cabana, director of the Kennedy Space Center; and Col. Thomas Ste. Marie, vice commander of the Air Force’s 45th space wing. It was also attended by spaceport employees and lawmakers.

Northrop has begun modification work on mobile launcher platform-3 to facilitate the assembly and launch of the rocket.

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