Civil and Commercial Space

Civil and Commercial Space

It’s impossible to solve the mysteries of the universe.  Until it’s not.

Defining Possible in Civil and Commercial Space

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.

Civil and Commercial Space

Space Exploration

We are helping NASA to achieve its goal of returning humans to the Moon.  From the boosters that launch astronauts to systems that will enable lunar landings, …

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Space Science

From the James Webb Space Telescope, the most advanced space observatory ever built, to small but mighty spacecraft like TESS, Northrop Grumman has been design…

A large satellite in space above Earth's surface

Weather/Earth Observation

Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft have been monitoring the earth and providing vital data on land use and climate for over five decades – and we are building th…

Mission Extension Vehicle attached to a large satellite orbiting the Earth

Space Mobility and Logistics

Applying technologies developed for our first-of-its-kind Mission Extension Vehicle, our on-orbit servicing technologies are paving the way for spacecraft servi…

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Space Launch

We built the world’s first privately-developed space launch vehicle.  Since then we have conducted nearly 100 space launch missions with our Pegasus®, Minot…

The new GEM 63XL motor is tested for ULA’s Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle.

Propulsion Systems

Northrop Grumman has been providing reliable propulsion systems for civil and military applications since the very beginning of powered spaceflight. We are the…


Satellite Communications

We are applying our complete mission engineering expertise to provide reliable communications satellites and the ground systems that help bring millions of peop…

Videos: Discovery

Careers in Space

Space Careers in Greater Phoenix, AZ

Space Careers in Greater Los Angeles, CA

Space Careers in Colorado

Space Careers in Greater Baltimore, MD

Space Careers in Northern VA

Space Careers in Utah

How do we Define Possible in Space?

Read more about Northrop Grumman’s Innovation in Space.

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Keeping Astronauts Safe with NASA’s Orion Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System

Missile being launched into the air with smoke coming up from the ground

Rising to the Occasion: Northrop Grumman and the GBSD Program

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How Do You Test Hypersonic Systems?

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A New Space Paradigm Calls for Purpose-Built Spacecraft


An Ingenious Device: The Pinch Polarizer Is Used All Over Space

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Spacecraft Design: The Art and Science of Breaking Barriers