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.

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

Mission History

Astrophysics Missions

astro mission sat table

Remote Sensing/Earth Observation

remote sensing sats

Heliophysics Missions

heliophysics sats

Planetary Exploration Missions

planetary exploration

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