At the Helm of Aqua

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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...

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Space-Comm Expo

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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...

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Powering the Artemis Generation

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.

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Moving at the Speed of Laser

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In science fiction movies, we don’t give interplanetary communications a second thought — sending a message that crosses galaxies and lightyears is as easy as ordering a pizza. In reality, communicating with even our neighboring planets can be an arduous task. For example, if you were to be dropped on Mars right now, it could take months for your messages to reach Earth using current communications systems.

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Chasing the Ionosphere

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, Jim Jones, a Northrop Grumman technical fellow based in Nebraska, had been modeling the ionosphere for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program, focused on producing a next-generation battlefield radio for U.S. service members who direct close air support for ground forces.

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Cutting Edge Optronics

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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).

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From Blackboard to Blueprint

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From substitute teaching to aerospace manufacturing, Traci Elliot’s career growth shows the power of the supportive, inclusive workplace she found at Northrop Grumman. “Be impactful, learn from smart people, and offer help — whatever form it takes,” she said. “That mentality has brought me here.”

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Finding Rainbows in the Fire

 Thomas wears an orange safety uniform and a colorfully graffitied face shield while welding at an industrial workstation

Welder Thomas Gibson honed his skills in the U.S. Navy, repairing ship hulls while stationed in Japan. Today, as a welder at Northrop Grumman’s site in Charlotte, North Carolina, Thomas has a hard job, literally: he welds iridium, the second-densest material on Earth, in support of the company’s laser crystal production.

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The Great Observatories

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When it comes to solving the mysteries of the universe, Northrop Grumman has pioneered groundbreaking technologies from the very beginning of the Space Age. Our engineering and innovation have made possible a decades-long list of historic space missions to help humanity peer farther into the cosmos than ever before, including most recently with the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb).

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SpaceLogistics

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SpaceLogistics provides cooperative space logistics and in-orbit satellite servicing to geosynchronous satellite operators using its fleet of commercial servicing vehicles.

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