Launch Vehicles and Propulsion A-Z

Aerospace Products

Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Products organization offers a broad set of mature, proven and affordable products, services and capabilities for new and existing customers in the government, civil and commercial markets.

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Antares Rocket

Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket is a two-stage vehicle with optional third stage that provides low-Earth orbit launch capability for payloads weighing up to 8,000 kg.

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Beyond the Boneyard

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.

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Civil and Commercial Space

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.

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Commercial Rocket Motors

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.

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Cygnus NG-14 Mission Page

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.

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GEM 63 Updates

Building the world's largest monolithic solid rocket motor. That's Defining Possible.

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Minotaur NROL-111 Mission

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.

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Minotaur Rocket

Northrop Grumman integrates, tests and provides space launch services for the Minotaur I, IV, V, VI and C family of rockets.

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NASA Commercial Resupply Missions

Northrop Grumman is a partner with NASA in providing resupply services to the International Space Station.

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OmegA Rocket

Northrop Grumman Statement on the U.S. Space Force’s Phase 2 Launch Services Procurement decision FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Aug. 7, 2020 – The following is a statement by Northrop Grumman Corporation: We are disappointed by this decision. We are confident we submitted a strong proposal that reflected our extensive space…

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Omega Rocket Media: Images and Videos

Media Gallery  | Rocket Heritage | Building OmegA | OmegA Suppliers | Rideshare OmegA Rocket Photo Gallery [modula id="26388"]     OmegA Rocket Videos     Learn more about OmegA >

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OmegA Rocket News

Northrop Grumman News For media inquiries, contact: Jennifer Bowman | 435-863-4809   OmegA Launch System — Address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (December 3, 2019) OmegA Team Values Partnerships With Customer, Suppliers (October 11, 2019) OmegA Partnerships Support Kennedy Space Center's and Air Force's Vision for Space Coast (August…

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OmegA Rocket: Performing a Static Test

Tucked into the hillside off a quiet Utah highway, bunker-like buildings go relatively unnoticed among the brush. Deep inside one of these shed-like structures rests the work of dozens of the country's best rocket scientists. Soon, years of development and dedication will culminate in a ten-second countdown and a smoke…

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OmegA Suppliers

Northrop Grumman is proud to partner with the United States Air Force and some of the best suppliers in the world to add OmegA to our line-up of launch and missile defense systems. Our team is counting down to launch in 2021.

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Pegasus Rocket

Northrop Grumman Successfully Launches Pegasus XL Rocket for the US Space Force Pegasus Rocket On April 5, 1990, a new era began in commercial space flight when the Pegasus rocket was launched from beneath a NASA B-52 aircraft in a mission that originated from Dryden Flight Research Center in California.…

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Propulsion Products and Services

Northrop Grumman offers the complete range of products and services needed to develop and produce high quality flight hardware. The reliability of our propulsion products has been proven over four decades of flight experience - no spacecraft, launcher or missile has failed because of a failure in a Northrop Grumman-built…

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Propulsion Technologies

Northrop Grumman has been advancing propulsion technology since 1958. Our earliest work involved cold gas, heated gas, and liquid bipropellant and monopropellant rockets and boosters; we continue to further these technologies today.

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SLS FSB-1 Mission Page

The SLS FSB-1 is a five segment rocket booster, the largest solid rocket motor ever built for flight. Built by Northrop Grumman for NASA’s, the Space Launch System (SLS) is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle that provides an entirely new capability for science and human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.

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Space Launch

Northrop Grumman built the world’s first privately-developed space launch vehicle. Since then, we have conducted nearly 100 space launch missions with our Pegasus®, Minotaur™ and Antares™ space launch vehicles, boosting hundreds of satellites into space. Antares Designed to provide responsive and low-cost access to space, the Antares rocket is a two-stage…

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