Propulsion Products and Services

Northrop Grumman offers the complete range of products and services needed to develop and produce high quality flight hardware. The reliability of our propulsion products has been proven over four decades of flight experience - no spacecraft, launcher or missile has failed because of a failure in a Northrop Grumman-built propulsion system. Further, no Northrop Grumman bipropellant or gel rocket engine has ever suffered a flight failure in more than 100 separate missions for a wide variety of programs.

Current Northrop Grumman propulsion products include flight-proven systems, bipropellant engines and thrusters, monopropellant thrusters, and gel propulsion systems. A line of standard components help provide best value - required performance with high reliability at low cost - for our customers.

Northrop Grumman's propulsion-related services include engineering, fabrication, integration, testing and documentation. Our highly experienced engineering staff is expert in the design, analyses and testing of propulsion components and integrated systems. Our chemistry technology capability provides a full range of analytical support for propellant and rocket materials development.

propulsion systems

The Propulsion Systems Center has the extensive analysis experience, capabilities and tools needed to design propulsion systems, high-energy lasers and cryogenic coolers.



Bipropellant Engines
Bipropellant Engines & Thrusters

Northrop Grumman continues to develop new bipropellant engines and thrusters in response to customer needs.


Monopropellant Thrusters
Monopropellant Thrusters

Northrop Grumman has developed, qualified and flown nearly 1,000 monopropellant thrusters, gas generators and gas thrusters, ranging from 30 millipounds to 8 lbs.



Storage Tanks
Propulsion Systems

Northrop Grumman has a heritage of propulsion system flight successes with more than 90 liquid propulsion systems meeting or exceeding mission goals since 1958.