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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Aerospace Services

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Services offers comprehensive engineering, testing and analysis services.

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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. Today the rocket is primarily used to support the company's Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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Commercial Rocket Motors

Northrop Grumman propulsion systems are employed in the company's Pegasus®, Minotaur, Antares™ and OmegA™ rockets as well as in Delta IV and commercial launch vehicles.

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Counter Hypersonics — In the News

Open dialog about the importance of modern missile defense is necessary for future success. Introducing new capabilities to address the threat of maneuvering hypersonic missiles requires the best of government and industry to come together to solve some of the nation's most critical technical challenges. Northrop Grumman is part of…

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Counter Hypersonics — Reports

The United States is at an inflection point in air and missile defense modernization. Ensuring that the foundational architecture of sensors, interceptors, and command and control is correctly tailored to the mission is critically important to future success. These are some of the reports driving government policy and industry investment…

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Counter Hypersonics — Technology, Capability and Expertise

Transformational missile defense requires a pioneering combination of current and emerging technologies expertly brought together to neutralize the threat. Northrop Grumman has the people, talent and technology required to tackle the challenge of defeating hypersonic maneuvering vehicles and advanced cruise missiles. As a proven and trusted provider of air and…

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Counter Hypersonics — Voices

It's important that the need for modern missile defense be openly articulated and discussed as the United States, its allies and partners invest in future capabilities. Here's what the leading voices are saying in this ongoing dialog.

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Counter Hypersonics Mission

History demonstrates that no weapon is invincible. Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the U.S. government and industry, can neutralize these hypersonic threats and protect our nation and its warfighters against these modern destructive weapons. Northrop Grumman and our teammates are working together on groundbreaking solutions to detect, track and defeat…

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Counter Hypersonics: Defeating the Invincible

No threat is static. Today, we face the challenge of hypersonic missiles and maneuvering reentry vehicles that can move through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound. Protecting the homeland and our regional forces against these modern destructive weapons is a significant challenge. Northrop Grumman is…

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Interceptors and Targets

Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of interceptor boosters used to defend against long-range ballistic missile attacks and target vehicles used to test and verify the nation's missile defense system.

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JWST Media: Images and Videos

Technical Details | News | Careers | Resources JWST Photo Gallery   Learn more about JWST >

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Minotaur Mission Update

Follow this page for updates on our latest Minotaur Mission.

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Minotaur Rocket

Under the U.S. Air Force Orbital/Suborbital Program-3 (OSP-3) contract, 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 Mission Update

Follow this page for updates on our latest Commercial Resupply Mission to the International Space Station.

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Northrop Grumman’s Rocket Design Heritage

Northrop Grumman's proud heritage in rocket design and production began in the 1950s. Since then, the company's propulsion technology has boosted several high-profile programs for the U.S. military, civil and commercial partners including Minuteman, Project Mercury, Apollo and Shuttle programs — and now the U.S. Air Force's National Security Space…

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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     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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