Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space.
Defining Possible in Space
Right now, Northrop Grumman is pioneering across every sector of space, helping government, civil and commercial customers tackle some of their biggest challenges. Our forward-leaning, pioneering spirit is backed by a legacy of expertise that began at the dawn of the space age.
Our mission expertise in space runs deep, we know our customers well, and our capabilities are unmatched. This is what allows us to provide reliable, agile, and affordable space solutions to solve our customers’ toughest problems.
From defending freedom to advancing human discovery, we are defining what is possible in space every day.
NASA’s Artemis I
Northrop Grumman supports NASA’s Artemis program 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.
Cosmic Game Changer: Northrop Grumman and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Read this fascinating three-part series on the creation of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Northrop Grumman’s deep mission expertise gives us a unique perspective to know what it takes to protect the warfighter and preserve freedom, both in space and from space. Our leading-edge technologies and agile practices lead to pioneering breakthroughs that enable our customers to carry out their vital missions to preserve freedom on the ground and in orbit.
All of this is made possible by the industry’s best team. We know the roles we play are integral to our nation’s security and we are committed to solving our customers’ toughest problems, now and for decades to come.
Our 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.
Our team is passionate about space exploration, science and technology. We have been part of space exploration from the very beginning and we continue to lean forward in defining infinite possibilities for our customers to solve their toughest problems as we build the future of space.
Our Legacy in Space
Building the future of space takes a deep understanding of where we came from. From the dawn of the space age, the companies that are a part of Northrop Grumman have achieved historic accomplishments. The company was instrumental in the development of the nation’s first missile and satellite programs, the achievements of the Apollo moon landings, the development of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, and many ground-breaking space science missions. We made history in space.
Northrop Grumman is harnessing integrated digital technologies to rapidly conceptualize, design, build, and sustain value-driven solutions in Space.
Videos: Innovations in Space
What Northrop Grumman does in Space
Since the dawn of the space age, Northrop Grumman has put innovative products and ideas into orbit, on the Moon, and beyond – from systems engineering, spacecraft manufacturing, precision sensors, space instrument design, ground stations development, orbiting space platforms and revolutionary launch vehicles.
Technology and Innovation
For some, the word ‘impossible’ ends discussions. For us, it’s a starting point.
Space in the News
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Northrop Grumman’s Doug Hurley Receives Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Northrop Grumman-built Satellite to Support US Space Force National Security Mission
Northrop Grumman Awarded 2023 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Northrop Grumman Space Navigation Systems Achieve Galactic Threshold – and Keep on Going
NASA Awards Contract to Maintain Webb Telescope Operations
Turning Science Fiction Into Science Fact
Northrop Grumman Performs Full-Scale Propellant Mix for Next-Generation Interceptor Motor
Northrop Grumman Boosts Successful Artemis I Launch with World’s Largest and Most Powerful Rocket Boosters
Northrop Grumman-built NOAA Satellite Launches to Enhance Weather and Climate Data Tracking
Northrop Grumman’s 18th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station
Northrop Grumman’s New Pre-Prototype Ground System Demonstrated at Project Convergence 2022
NASA and Northrop Grumman Receive Aviation Week Grand Laureate Award
Northrop Grumman Employees Receive NASA’s Highest Honors for Building the James Webb Space Telescope
Northrop Grumman Supports Successful United States Space Force-44 Mission
Northrop Grumman hardware and software enables multiple missions on single launch
Northrop Grumman Delivers First GEM 63XL Solid Rocket Boosters to Support Vulcan First Flight
Northrop Grumman-built Commercial Telecommunications Satellites Launched Successfully
Spacecraft are the first in a rapid series of civil, military and commercial Northrop Grumman payloads to be launched this fall
Northrop Grumman-built James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory Help Scientists See the Universe in New Ways
Watch: Northrop Grumman Names Next Cygnus Mission After Space Pioneer Sally Ride
Northrop Grumman Opens Advanced Space Assembly and Test Facility in Baltimore
Northrop Grumman’s Rocket Development Reaches New Heights
Northrop Grumman’s Boosters Ready to Launch a New Era of Deep Space Exploration for NASA’s Artemis Program
Photo Credit: NASA
Northrop Grumman-built Landsat 9 Earth Observation Satellite to Transition Operations from NASA to US Geological Survey
Northrop Grumman Teams with Firefly Aerospace to Develop Antares Rocket Upgrade and New Medium Launch Vehicle
Northrop Grumman and NASA Successfully Test Space Launch System Booster
Northrop Grumman to Develop Satellites with Infrared Sensors for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer
James Webb Space Telescope, Built in Partnership with Northrop Grumman, Reveals New View of the Universe
Watch Northrop Grumman’s “The Dawn of Webb” Trailer
Northrop Grumman Selects Airbus US Space & Defense Inc. as its Satellite Platform Supplier for Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Constellation
Northrop Grumman Supports Successful US Space Force-12 Mission from Liftoff to Orbit
Mission launched onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket
Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus™ Spacecraft Successfully Reboosts the International Space Station
Northrop Grumman Begins Fabrication of Key NGI Components
Northrop Grumman Announces Successful Laser Communication Demonstration for Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Constellation
Northrop Grumman Finalizes Contract for GEM Solid Rocket Boosters
Northrop Grumman to Develop Next-Generation Relay Ground Station for US Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
Northrop Grumman Enables James Webb Space Telescope’s Coldest Instrument to Reach Operational Temperature
Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests Abort Motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
Next-Generation Polar is Indispensable in Highly Contested Space
Northrop Grumman Expands Facilities in Colorado to Support Critical National Security Programs
Northrop Grumman’s Space Tracking and Surveillance System Satellites Complete Mission
Northrop Grumman GEM 63 Solid Rocket Boosters Help Successfully Launch GOES-T Satellite aboard a ULA Atlas V Rocket
Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace to Develop Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor
Northrop Grumman Selected by Space Development Agency to Develop Prototype Constellation Supporting Joint All-Domain Command and Control Network
Northrop Grumman Awarded US Space Force Contract for Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability
SpaceLogistics Announces Launch Agreement with SpaceX and First Mission Extension Pod Contract with Optus
Northrop Grumman Set to Launch Cargo Resupply Mission and Perform Reboost Service for International Space Station
Northrop Grumman Celebrates Webb Telescope’s Arrival at Lagrange Point 2
Northrop Grumman Awarded NASA Booster Production and Operations Contract to Support Artemis Program
Carina Nebula – Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI