Science and Environment Satellites

Science and Environment Satellites

Expanding our knowledge of the universe is impossible.  Until it’s not.

Science and Environment Satellites

Northrop Grumman is one of the industry’s leading providers of science and environment satellites used to conduct astrophysics, Earth science/remote sensing, heliophysics, planetary exploration and technology demonstration missions. Our extensive and flight-proven line of small- and medium-class spacecraft platforms allows customers to select the right solution for their mission requirements and budget.

TESS Satellite at Dulles Satellite Manufacturing facility

Flight-Proven Designs, High Reliability

Our robust spacecraft platforms employ heritage designs throughout, and our rigorous processes and comprehensive test regimes have enabled many of our science and environment satellites to far exceed their mission lifetimes. Spacecraft are provided either as individual spacecraft or as turnkey systems leveraging Northrop Grumman’s launch, spacecraft and ground systems capabilities at competitive prices.

Current Programs

Satellite programs currently in process at Northrop Grumman’s Dulles, Virginia, and Gilbert, Arizona, satellite manufacturing facilities include:

  • Joint Polar Satellite System 2, 3 and 4 (JPSS-2, JPSS-3, and JPSS-4)
  • Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)
  • Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)
  • Landsat-9

Remote Sensing/Earth Observation
heliophysics sats
Heliophysics Mission
astro mission sat table
Astrophysics Missions
planetary exploration
Planetary Exploration Missions