National Security Space

Protecting the Nation and Preserving Freedom


Defining Possible in National Security Space

Northrop Grumman's mission expertise in strategic deterrence, secure communications, missile warning and missile defense, space security and advanced technologies enable our national security space customers to carry out their most vital missions – protecting the nation, the warfighter and preserving freedom, now and for decades to come.

Global Security Space

Minuteman III Launch

Propulsion Systems

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

Defense Support Program (DSP)

Defense Support Program (DSP)

For the last 50 years Northrop Grumman has been at the backbone of our nation’s space-based missile warning systems.

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Missile Defense

We're defining what is possible across multiple domains to ensure reliable, effective protection against traditional and emerging hypersonic threats.

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Protected SatCom

For decades, Northrop Grumman has been the premiere provider of jam-resistant payloads to ensure protected communications for essential communications.

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Space Mobility and Logistics

Applying technologies developed for our Mission Extension Vehicle are paving the way for in-orbit servicing, life extension and robotic assembly.

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Space Launch

We have a proud heritage of providing responsive and reliable space launch for small and medium-class military payloads.

Propulsion Systems Analyses

Propulsion Products and Services

A complete range of propulsion products and services to develop and produce high quality flight hardware.

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Ground Systems

Our ground system capabilities are connecting all domains from earth to orbit with real-time intelligence for real-time decision-making.

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

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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

Videos: Global Security Space

Better with IBCS | Cruise Missile Intercept

News: Global Security Space

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Northrop Grumman Completes Critical Design Review for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer

An artist’s rendering of Northrop Grumman’s Tranche 2 Transport Layer satellites on orbit.

Northrop Grumman Selected to Deliver Nearly 40 More Data Transport Satellites for Space Development Agency’s Next Generation Low-Earth Orbit Constellation of Connectivity

Rendering: Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability is a next generation ground system

Global Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability Extends AUKUS Partnership

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Missile Defense Agency Selects Northrop Grumman to Lead Homeland Missile Defense Program

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Northrop Grumman Expands Facilities in Colorado to Support Critical National Security Programs

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Northrop Grumman’s Space Tracking and Surveillance System Satellites Complete Mission

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