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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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

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…

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Commercial Rocket Motors

Northrop Grumman’s commercial motor products build upon flight-proven heritage and leverage commonalities to continuously improve and expand motor families at a low-cost and with high reliability and repeatable performance. CASTOR Motors The CASTOR® rocket motor premiered as a second-stage motor to boost the Scout X-1 rocket for NASA in September…

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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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Cygnus NG-14 Mission Page

NG-14 Mission Updates The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft launched Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at 9:16 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia. Update: We have confirmed that the solar arrays are fully deployed on the S.S. Kalpana Chawla Cygnus. The spacecraft is set to rendezvous with the International Space…

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GEM 63 Updates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tK2LFfsbCY GEM 63XL VM-1 Static Test https://youtu.be/HXHMfMju77g GEM 63 XL QM-1 Static Test

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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 NROL111

NROL-111 Mission Update The Minotaur I rocket successfully launched NROL111 national security space payload for the National Reconnaissance Office from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on June 15 at 9:35 a.m. ET. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePwcJYE_BgI About Minotaur With its 100% success rate, the flight proven Minotaur I Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) provides an…

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Minotaur Rocket

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. Employing a combination of U.S. government-supplied rocket motors and the company's proven commercial launch technologies, the Minotaur rocket…

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NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG-16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0XkF9EOBw About the NG-16 Mission Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Ellison Onizuka. It is the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft in honor of an individual who has made great contributions to human spaceflight. Onizuka was selected in honor of his…

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NASA Commercial Resupply Mission Update

Cygnus The Cygnus system is a flight proven design incorporating elements drawn from Northrop Grumman and its partners' existing, flight-proven spacecraft technologies. Cygnus consists of a service module and a pressurized cargo module. The Cygnus spacecraft is used to carry crew supplies, spare equipment and scientific experiments to the space…

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NASA Commercial Resupply Mission Update – NG-13

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

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NASA Commercial Resupply Mission-NG-15

NG-15 Mission Updates The next Cygnus launch aboard our Antares rocket is scheduled for February 20, 2021 at 12:36 p.m. ET, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. Update: The Antares rocket lifted off from Wallops Island, Virginia Feb. 20, at 12:36 p.m. ET. Cygnus…

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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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