As one of the key flight controllers on the NG-15 mission that sent the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station in February 2021, I had what you could call a full-circle moment.
Aqua is one of a series of orbiting Earth Observing System (EOS) platforms that are central to NASA's long-term study of the planet and its processes.
Imagine that: laying on your back in a vehicle that’s going to land on the moon. I kept thinking, “I have to be part of this!”
By Michelle A. Monroe Carl was having a conversation with his 9-year-old grandson, Jeremiah, when he began sharing his love of science and how he turned it into a lifelong career. “As Jeremiah began asking more about climate change, I had one piece of advice: Let science be your guide,” Carl said. At Northrop Grumman, [...]Read More...
Three astronauts discuss their career paths, which have taken them everywhere from outer space to Northrop Grumman.
On 7th and 8th September at Space-Comm Expo, we’ll be joining over 100 exhibitors from across the world at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. Robert Hauge, President, SpaceLogistics LLC, a Northrop Grumman company will be talking about satellite life extension and resiliency in geostationary orbit at the event. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1), [...]Read More...
By Leigh McLeod Why go big when you can go small? For Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Tim, that’s his modus operandi. Tim joined Northrop Grumman in May 2021 to work on a classified program in Aurora, Colorado, but quickly realized he missed working on RF, which he’d spent most of his career on. When he [...]Read More...
Couple Celebrates Their Projects Colliding as Northrop Grumman Helps NASA Retrieve Spacecraft After Splashdown By Michelle A. Monroe Two aerospace engineers fall in love, get married and spend years in each other’s professional orbits before they finally collide. It’s a story practically written in the stars. Debra and Joe, who work for Northrop Grumman and [...]Read More...
Northrop Grumman Space communications interns Caroline and Nicole had a powerful internship experience that shook them to their core...literally.
Building on the legacy of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, Northrop Grumman is pushing the limits of possible with the Artemis program, which will land the first woman and first person of color on the moon. The Artemis missions, fueled by the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, will establish the first long-term presence on and around the moon before taking the next giant leap: Mars.
If you would have told me when I was a young boy growing up on a Colorado dairy farm that I would get the opportunity to design, build and test rocket motors for a living, I never would have believed you.
When NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover lands on the Red Planet in February 2021 and begins exploring the Jezero Crater for signs of microbial life, it will be guided by a tried and trusted navigator, Northrop Grumman's LN-200S Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
Northrop Grumman is reimagining satellite services, creating a line of industrious spacecraft that refuel and repair satellites.
Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art Hyperspectral Imaging Systems operate across up to 220 wavelengths to paint precise portraits of this hidden world.
Northrop Grumman’s LGM-35A Sentinel (GBSD) program for the U.S. Air Force is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system.
The story of how NASA, together with an industry team led by Northrop Grumman, achieved the unprecedented: a tool for exploration of the deepest mysteries of our existence.
The backplane of James Webb Space Telescope will hold the weight of more than 5,300 pounds of optics and instruments — while staying calm in a cold environment.
Northrop Grumman's antenna measurement ranges have accurately performed thousands of tests over the last 50 years.
Northrop Grumman is a premier provider of space, ground and launch systems with deep mission expertise and end-to-end capabilities in national security, civil, and commercial systems.
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-17 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Piers Sellers.
Northrop Grumman’s space station concept provides the foundation for a new economy in space.
The Milstar Communications Network — a series of advanced satellites linked to mobile ground terminals — provides assured command and control to U.S. forces worldwide.
A static test safely ignites solid rocket motors to gather critical data to ensure the motor meets design requirements for the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM.
Cryocoolers are machines that keep sensors extremely cold so that satellites and space telescopes can take pictures on long-term missions. Whether we're looking back toward Earth or outward into deep space, the sensors that capture images require extremely low temperatures.
Invented by Northrop Grumman engineers, the pinch polarizer plays a big role in the space industry, ensuring the transmission of satellite radio signals.
Northrop Grumman integrates, tests and provides space launch services for the Minotaur I, IV, V, VI and C family of rockets.
Northrop Grumman is accelerating the pace of new space technology development, deploying DARPA's R3D2 with extreme speed and incredible innovation.
Northrop Grumman keeps astronauts safe with its launch abort system that will be part of the Artemis mission.
Iterative systems engineering produces barrier-breaking spacecraft design. But what does this look like in practice? How do engineering teams combine the science of spaceflight with the art of design to help customers break barriers — and balance budgets?
Before launching onto the celestial stage, Northrop Grumman experts dress spacecraft to protect it from extreme space temperatures.
Innovation requires a balance between creativity and taking risks. Striking that balance creates a common dilemma: embracing innovation technology without disrupting current operations.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft, launched aboard our Antares rocket, performs cargo resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.
The James Webb Space Telescope is peering into the past to unlock the mysteries of our universe. Learn about the technical details of this ambitious mission.
The Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) is the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) premier integration center for national and international ballistic missile defense. The MDIOC performs a critical role in the development of U.S. defense capability and strategy.
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.
Northrop Grumman's business sectors offer an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies that enable us to deliver innovative systems and solutions for applications that range from air, cyber, land, sea and space.
Northrop Grumman’s cryocoolers offer high reliability for critical space missions, including missile defense, climate science, astronomy, and weather tracking and prediction.
Read key studies and reports about the U.S. Air Force’s LGM-35A Sentinel program, which will modernize the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad.
The Starshade, in development by Northrop Grumman, would fly thousands of miles in front of a space telescope and eclipse different stars as needed to study planetary systems around the closest stars.
What will you do in Low Earth Orbit (LEO)? Northrop Grumman is considering all the possibilities. From science, research and manufacturing to media production and STEM outreach, the possibilities for the future are growing exponentially with our Commercial Space Station concept.
Register today to learn more about Northrop Grumman career opportunities in space.
The team behind Northrop Grumman's Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit navigation system is working to make sure the Roman Space Telescope can stabilize and point in the right direction, even when it's extremely far from home for many years.
Northrop Grumman's ESPAStar platform enables secondary payloads to tag along with other missions, utilizing extra available space on launch vehicles, providing a modular and cost-effective spacecraft bus.
As the prime contractor, Northrop Grumman led the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world.
Northrop Grumman's SharkSat program scales up speed and specificity to deliver an advanced technology demonstration.
Northrop Grumman's flight-proven Minotaur I Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) provides an extremely cost-effective, reliable and capable space solution for U.S. Government-sponsored spacecraft.
The James Webb Space Telescope will orbit far beyond the reach of human repairmen, so engineers only got one shot to get it right. To prepare for this, Northrop Grumman conduced some of the most intense tests ever devised.
Northrop Grumman's rocket design team is always working to design more reliable, better priced and more innovative rockets for customers and for emerging opportunities.
Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) is a leading manufacturer of high-power laser diode arrays, diode-pumped laser gain modules, and diode-pumped solid-state lasers (DPSSLs).
Built by Northrop Grumman Corporation in support of the Missile Defense Agency, two demonstration Space Tracking and Surveillance System satellites successfully completed their missions and have been retired.
The Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket booster is based on three decades of knowledge and experience gained with the space shuttle booster, and improved with the latest technology.
NASA's DAWN spacecraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, captured more than 100,000 images of the two different proto-planets, allowing scientists to catalog their previously unknown history.
We have openings for cleared systems and software engineers – including critical roles in DevSecOps, Embedded Software and Development, Cyber Systems Engineering, Systems Administration and more.
Northrop Grumman engineers use virtual reality and 3D-printed models to step into astronauts' shoes and test the feasibility of procedures in the lunar module.
The U.S. Air Force’s Sentinel Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM). Sentinel (GBSD) represents the modernization of the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad.
The U.S. Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system is the nation's next-generation military strategic and tactical relay system, which will deliver survivable, protected communications to U.S. forces and selected allies worldwide.
Northrop Grumman, with mission expertise dating back to the dawn of the space age, giving us a unique perspective on MilSatCom in the UK to protect the warfighter and preserve freedom.
Northrop Grumman is a leader in the development and manufacture of multi-gigabit-per-second communication links, with more than three decades of experience successfully integrating gigabit links into high performance space missions.
Whenever Northrop Grumman conducts a static test of the new five-segment Flight Support Booster has developed for NASA's Space Launch System, hundreds of test instruments attached to the rocket generate millions of data points through thousands of data channels.
Northrop Grumman is a great place to discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology and engineering.
Northrop Grumman provides reliable and flight-proven solid rocket motors for both Northrop Grumman vehicles and for other providers in defense and commercial markets.
Our Common Frequency Source (CFS) products provide fixed single and dual clock references for RF and digital payloads.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded the U.S. Air Force’s LGM-35A Sentinel (GBSD) contract to replace the aging ICBM System.
Northrop Grumman offers a complete range of propulsion products and services to develop and produce high quality flight hardware.
Northrop Grumman engineers are using digital engineering methods to design and test the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO).
NASA's Northrop Grumman-built Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument measures emitted and reflected radiative energy from the surface of the Earth and the atmosphere.
Our Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) is currently performing successfully on the Soumi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 spacecraft, now known officially as NOAA-20.
Northrop Grumman is a pioneer in the design and production of commercial satellites as well as in the incorporation of civil and military hosted payloads on commercial spacecraft.
Northrop Grumman engineers combined digital modeling with physical testing to predict how the James Webb Space Telescope -- the world's largest telescope -- will perform in space.
Northrop Grumman’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System (GMD) is the heart of the Missile Defense System and a key element of our nation's defense against ballistic missile attacks.
Minotaur Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) provides an extremely cost-effective, reliable and capable space solution for U.S. Government-sponsored spacecraft. Follow this page for updates on our latest Minotaur Mission.
Northrop Grumman is a partner with NASA in providing resupply services to the International Space Station.
Northrop Grumman provides protected military communications, commercial communications and the ground systems that help bring millions of people together every day.
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.
Northrop Grumman provides end-to-end space capabilities to a broad range of customers, such as NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force and a variety of commercial entities. Northrop Grumman will win the future of space.
From missile warning and strategic communications to scientific discovery, Northrop Grumman's Eagle-3 is a highly reliable, resilient spacecraft for the most challenging and essential missions.
Since 2014, Northrop Grumman has provided vital supplies to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station with our Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard our Antares rocket.
Solid rocket motors are critical to space and defense missions because of their long shelf life and ability to be launched with little preparation.
With 60-plus years experience, Northrop Grumman leads in producing reliable and flight-proven solid rocket motors for civil, defense and commercial rockets and products. The CASTOR, Orion and GEM rocket motor families span a significant range of size and boost capability to support a variety of missions.
The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft launched Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at 9:16 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia and completed its mission on Jan. 26 at 3:23 p.m. EST.
Northrop Grumman is working on groundbreaking solutions to help defeat modern hypersonic missiles in various phases of flight.
Building on decades of experience as a prime contractor for major defense programs, Northrop Grumman will provide a comprehensive NGI solution that supports operational deployment to urgent national security needs.
Northrop Grumman's 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.
Imagine having to squeeze an enormous mirror and a sunshield that's the size of a tennis court into a rocket ship. This is the reality of an intricate deployment Northrop Grumman engineers have incorporated into the construction of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment (CAPS) provides space-enabled, secure communications capabilities to polar users in support of national objectives.
Northrop Grumman is a leading designer, producer and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes.
Northrop Grumman develops and builds some of the world’s most advanced missile defense technologies.
From day one, everyone involved in the program knew that when NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope arrived on orbit it would change humanity’s understanding of our cosmic origins. If it worked...
Throughout our history, Northrop Grumman, our heritage companies and our industry partners have been honored to receive the Collier Trophy on several occasions.
SpaceLogistics provides cooperative space logistics and in-orbit satellite servicing to geosynchronous satellite operators using its fleet of commercial servicing vehicles.
An Earth Observing System satellite - EOS Aura - hosts a suite of scientific instruments designed to make the most comprehensive measurements ever undertaken of trace gases in the environment that surrounds earth.
Northrop Grumman has job opportunities that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe.
Northrop Grumman has been advancing propulsion technology since 1958.
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Northrop Grumman developed three mission extension technologies that extend satellite services.
The Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP) air vehicle (AV) is an aeroshell-less hypersonic entry vehicle that transitions to a semi-buoyant, maneuverable, solar-powered air vehicle for flight in Venus' atmosphere.
Northrop Grumman has been providing jam-resistant payloads for military communications satellites for nearly 30 years, delivering secure, protected and survivable communications to help U.S. military services achieve information superiority.
The NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG-19 will deliver cargo to the the International Space Station (ISS), marking 10 years of cargo resupply service to NASA and the ISS.
By using weights, pulleys and other forms of ground support equipment (not to mention a deep understanding of physics), Northrop Grumman engineers can mimic, as much as possible, the weightlessness of zero G.
Northrop Grumman fault management engineers consider all scenarios for Landsat 9, the next satellite in a 49-year history of documenting the Earth's surface.
Over the past 20 years, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has made extraordinary discoveries to further our curiosity about the universe.
In the Spring of 2018, questions from the media, Congress and the science community swirled around NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope program. The headlines weren’t kind.
The Cygnus system is a flight proven design incorporating elements drawn from Northrop Grumman and its partners’ existing, flight-proven spacecraft technologies.
On Jan. 31, 2023, Vice President Kamala Harris awarded Doug and Bob the Congressional Space Medal of Honor for their meritorious efforts and contributions to America’s space programs throughout their NASA careers, including their roles in the Demo-2 mission. [...]Read More...
Building the world's largest monolithic solid rocket motor. That's Defining Possible.
Register today to learn more about Northrop Grumman career opportunities in space.
Northrop Grumman supports Artemis by providing the solid rocket boosters for the NASA Space Launch System and the abort motor and attitude control motor for the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System.