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Orbital ATK Secures Air Force Contract for Fuze Full-Rate Production

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 5, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has begun full-rate production of hard-target void-sensing fuze assemblies for the U.S. Air Force under a $23 million initial contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its FMU-167/B HTVSF is all-electronic and features sensors as well as hardened electronics, which have …

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Orbital ATK Concludes 8th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Mission to ISS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 20, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed its eighth resupply mission to the International Space Station with the reentry to Earth of a Cygnus spacecraft that delivered 7,400 pounds of cargo to astronauts and performed science experiments for NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the …

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Orbital ATK Gets Partial FCC Clearance for In-Orbit Servicing of Intelsat Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2017 — A subsidiary of Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received clearance to deploy its Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft to perform some in-orbit servicing operations on an Intelsat satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. SpaceNews reported Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission approved the first part of Space Logistics‘ request to …

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Orbital ATK to Build EELV Secondary Payload Adapter for Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 13, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will develop an evolved expendable launch vehicle platform for the U.S. Air Force to transport and deploy as many as 12 free-flyer payloads or six hosted payloads, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the Air Force Space and Missiles Center awarded the contract …

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FTC Seeks Additional Data on Northrop-Orbital ATK Deal

The Federal Trade Commission has issued Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a second request for additional data associated with its proposed $9.2 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Northrop said Wednesday it received the request as FTC reviews the transaction as part of the regulatory process. The request for additional information came a …

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Orbital ATK, NASA, NOAA Conclude JPSS-2 Satellite Critical Design Review

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 5, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has collaborated with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to complete the critical design review on the second Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the JPSS-2 assessment also looked into its capability …

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Orbital ATK Shareholders OK $9.2B Merger With Northrop; David Thompson Comments

Shareholders at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) have approved a deal for Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to acquire the Dulles, Virginia-based aerospace and defense contractor in an estimated $9.2 billion transaction. Holders of at least 99 percent of shares in Orbital ATK voted to approve the merger during the Wednesday meeting, …

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Orbital ATK Holds Structural Acceptance Test on Next-Gen Launch Vehicle Component

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed an acceptance test on the structural integrity of a motor composite case for the company’s Next Generation Launch space launch vehicles as it pushes to advance new rocket propulsion technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the test …

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Orbital ATK Sets Nov. 11 Launch for 8th NASA Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 8, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has scheduled the liftoff of its eighth cargo resupply mission with NASA on Nov. 11 as part of efforts to continue the delivery of supplies and hardware to astronauts at the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency …

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Orbital ATK Caps Tests on Rocket Motor Prototype With 3D-Printed Metal Parts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 3, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed static test firings of a solid rocket motor prototype that the company built with metal components produced using the additive manufacturing process, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the test series is the industry’s first demonstration of a …

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