By Brad Herron Space radiation scorches circuits, eats electronics and tortures terabytes. It is the single greatest threat to systems that operate in or travel through space. But does a rocket that will operate in a radiation-filled environment for no more than 12 hours really need the same expensive radiation hardened flight computer as a [...]Read More...
Jasper is an electrical engineer with Northrop Grumman and makes rocket-themed art and jewelry in her spare time, using the latest 3D printing technologies.
After more than 30 years in the military, Arnie Lucas joins Northrop Grumman through the Skillbridge internship program.
Our Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research team is working to make this fantasy — transmitting solar energy from space to Earth — reality.
Derrick first connected with Northrop Grumman virtually at the Great Minds in STEM conference, an initiative supported by the company’s educational outreach nonprofit, the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
Imagine that: laying on your back in a vehicle that’s going to land on the moon. I kept thinking, “I have to be part of this!”
After completing a three-month stay at the International Space Station hosted aboard the Cygnus spacecraft, SharkSat spent two weeks orbiting the Earth and transmitting valuable telemetry and performance data back to mission controllers.
Kanavis is the lead quality engineer with Quality Control Material Review authority for the Atlas V and the Space Launch Systems programs.
Capturing a once-in-a-lifetime shot of a solid rocket motor test underneath the Utah stars.
On 7th and 8th September at Space-Comm Expo, we’ll be joining over 100 exhibitors from across the world at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. Robert Hauge, President, SpaceLogistics LLC, a Northrop Grumman company will be talking about satellite life extension and resiliency in geostationary orbit at the event. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1), [...]Read More...
Read the latest news about Northrop Grumman's OmegA rocket.
OmegA’s first and second missions in 2021 have supplemental launch capacity. Rideshare partners can take advantage of this capacity to launch their own satellites. Contact us for more information. OmegA provides multiple rideshare-compatible mounting locations and provisions. These include accommodations for CubeSat-class dispensers, larger dispensers (e.g. for 12U or microsats) and ESPA rings (Standard and [...]Read More...
Learn more about upcoming events featuring Northrop Grumman's OmegA rocket.
From defending freedom, to advancing human discovery and connecting people across the globe, we're looking forward to sharing our space with you.
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Yellowfin is at the core of the New Space approach to SmallSat practices: the fundamental idea that satellites do not have to be large, expensive, and exquisite platforms that only rich governments can afford.
Facilities manager Brian Henwood reflects on installing Electric Vehicle charging stations at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California campus.
Mei-Li joined Northrop Grumman as an intern. Today, she’s a mechanical design engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope, working on the mechanical ground systems engineering team.
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Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications dynamically integrates and coordinates BMDS assets to increase system performance throughout the battlespace.
Minotaur Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) provides an extremely cost-effective, reliable and capable space solution for U.S. Government-sponsored spacecraft. Follow this page for updates on our latest Minotaur Mission.
Northrop Grumman provides protected military communications, commercial communications and the ground systems that help bring millions of people together every day.
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If you would have told me when I was a young boy growing up on a Colorado dairy farm that I would get the opportunity to design, build and test rocket motors for a living, I never would have believed you.
The program is focused on establishing a sustainable human presence in deep space, including ultimately landing the first woman on the Moon. Here at Northrop Grumman, women are leading the way to help achieve this history-making first.
Artemis I, the first integrated flight of the NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, assembled and launched by Exploration Ground Systems.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft, launched aboard our Antares rocket, performs cargo resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.
Building the world's largest monolithic solid rocket motor. That's Defining Possible.
The backplane of James Webb Space Telescope will hold the weight of more than 5,300 pounds of optics and instruments — while staying calm in a cold environment.
We provide end-to-end space capabilities for a broad range of customers like NASA, the Department of Defense (DoD), US Air Force, US Space Force and a variety of commercial entities. Our launch capabilites will define possible in space.
Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) is a leading manufacturer of high-power laser diode arrays, diode-pumped laser gain modules, and diode-pumped solid-state lasers (DPSSLs).
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Ellison Onizuka. It is the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft in honor of an individual who has made great contributions to human spaceflight.
Northrop Grumman is a partner with NASA in providing resupply services to the International Space Station.
Northrop Grumman supports Artemis by providing the solid rocket boosters for the NASA Space Launch System and the abort motor and attitude control motor for the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System.
Read about Northrop Grumman's Innovation and Advanced Technology in Space.
With 60-plus years experience, Northrop Grumman leads in producing reliable and flight-proven solid rocket motors for civil, defense and commercial rockets and products. The CASTOR, Orion and GEM rocket motor families span a significant range of size and boost capability to support a variety of missions.
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Northrop Grumman's flight-proven Minotaur I Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) provides an extremely cost-effective, reliable and capable space solution for U.S. Government-sponsored spacecraft.
Northrop Grumman is a pioneer in the design and production of commercial satellites as well as in the incorporation of civil and military hosted payloads on commercial spacecraft.
The Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket booster is based on three decades of knowledge and experience gained with the space shuttle booster, and improved with the latest technology.
Northrop Grumman integrates, tests and provides space launch services for the Minotaur I, IV, V, VI and C family of rockets.
Leveraging 65 years of proven performance and expertise from across legacy Northrop Grumman companies to ensure today’s Minuteman III system is safe, secure and reliable while positioning the Air Force for a smooth transition to the modernized replacement system, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, over the next couple of decades.
Northrop Grumman is a great place to discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology and engineering.
Stories and reflections on building the largest, most complex telescope in history from employees at Northrop Grumman.
Our Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) is currently performing successfully on the Soumi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 spacecraft, now known officially as NOAA-20.
Cutting Edge Optronics strives to provide the highest level of service and quality to our customers. The following is important information on our sales process and policies.
Northrop Grumman is working on groundbreaking solutions to help defeat modern hypersonic missiles in various phases of flight.
The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft launched Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at 9:16 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia and completed its mission on Jan. 26 at 3:23 p.m. EST.
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-17 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Piers Sellers.
After transitioning to a project budget manager role, Daniela discovered her passion for project management and was introduced to the Lean-Agile methodology.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has been making history ever since it was propelled into space in December 2021, revealing never-before-seen details of the early cosmos. Referred to as a time machine, Webb’s powerful instruments use infrared vision to peer back over 13.5 billion years and view the earliest stars and galaxies.
Northrop Grumman's ESPAStar platform enables secondary payloads to tag along with other missions, utilizing extra available space on launch vehicles, providing a modular and cost-effective spacecraft bus.
Northrop Grumman's SharkSat program scales up speed and specificity to deliver an advanced technology demonstration.
By using weights, pulleys and other forms of ground support equipment (not to mention a deep understanding of physics), Northrop Grumman engineers can mimic, as much as possible, the weightlessness of zero G.
Even the most advanced military technology and missions need help to withstand the elements and at Northrop Grumman, our atmospheric scientists are the in-house experts on weather and its potential impact on the U.S. military.
Northrop Grumman engineers are using digital engineering methods to design and test the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO).
Northrop Grumman fault management engineers consider all scenarios for Landsat 9, the next satellite in a 49-year history of documenting the Earth's surface.
On Jan. 31, 2023, Vice President Kamala Harris awarded Doug and Bob the Congressional Space Medal of Honor for their meritorious efforts and contributions to America’s space programs throughout their NASA careers, including their roles in the Demo-2 mission. [...]Read More...
Northrop Grumman engineers use virtual reality and 3D-printed models to step into astronauts' shoes and test the feasibility of procedures in the lunar module.
Northrop Grumman's rocket design team is always working to design more reliable, better priced and more innovative rockets for customers and for emerging opportunities.
Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) polar-orbiting satellite, known as NextGen Polar, is key in strategic missile warning for our nation’s defense.
An uncrewed version of NASA’s new heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) will be the first of several Artemis missions that will break boundaries and set records, returning us to the moon and ultimately preparing us for unprecedented exploration of deep space. [...]Read More...
Water on Mars? Thanks to innovative space deployable structures made by Astro Aerospace, we are learning more about the Red Planet every day.
Northrop Grumman engineers combined digital modeling with physical testing to predict how the James Webb Space Telescope -- the world's largest telescope -- will perform in space.
Northrop Grumman finds creative solutions to end-of-life management. From STEM education to technician training and public display, Northrop Grumman is demonstrating that there is still plenty of life in end-of-life technology.
Northrop Grumman has been a trusted U.S. Air Force partner for nearly 70 years, and provides innovative technologies that inspire, systems that protect, and affordability that sustains our customers’ highest priority missions.
Northrop Grumman is reimagining satellite services, creating a line of industrious spacecraft that refuel and repair satellites.
Northrop Grumman's depth and breadth of mission experience in developing leading-edge space technologies allows us to play vital roles in the quest to answer compelling questions about the origins of our universe, to explore beyond our own planet, and pioneer new technologies.