Earth and Space Science A-Z

Science and Environment Satellites

Northrop Grumman is one of the industry's leading providers of science and environment satellites used to conduct astrophysics, Earth science/remote sensing, heliophysics, planetary exploration and technology demonstration missions. Our extensive and flight-proven line of small- and medium-class spacecraft platforms allows customers to select the right solution for their mission requirements…


SIM Lite

A revolutionary spacecraft housing a high-precision optical interferometer will give astronomers the ability to precisely map the location and motion of stellar objects, and search for signs of earth-sized planets around stars close to the sun.



The Starshade, in development by Northrop Grumman, is a mission using a screen shaped like a set of flower petals, that would fly thousands of miles in front of a space telescope and eclipse different stars as needed to study planetary systems around the closest stars