Launch Vehicles and Propulsion A-Z

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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Artemis

Northrop Grumman supports NASA's Artemis program by providing the solid rocket motors for the NASA Space Launch System and the launch abort motor and attitude control motor for the Orion crew capsule.

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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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