Space

A rocket launching in front of a smoke covered night sky lit up by the flames from the rocket.

We provide end-to-end space capabilities for a broad range of customers like NASA, the Department of Defense (DoD), US Air Force, US Space Force and a variety of commercial entities. Northrop Grumman will win the future of space. […]

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Advanced Technology and Innovation

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The result of constantly questioning and problem solving? A shared purpose that puts Northrop Grumman on the forefront of innovation and advanced technology development, everywhere from below the waves to above the atmosphere. […]

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Northrop Grumman in Arizona

Grand Canyon in Arizona

Situated in the innovation and technology hub of the Southwest, Northrop Grumman Arizona employees are pushing the boundaries of space exploration, launch systems and missile defense. […]

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Game Changer Part III: Triumph

Webb Telescope workers wearing bunny suits

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. […]

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Space at Southampton Conference

technicians working on James Webb Space Telescope in cleanroom

On 28 September, join us at Southampton University to hear how researchers are helping to reach space, explore space and change the world with satellite data. Employees from Northrop Grumman will also be speaking on the conference programme. Northrop Grumman is proud to work with Southampton University and fund a number of its research projects. […]

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James Webb Space Telescope

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. […]

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Cryocoolers

Capabilities Refrigeration Capacity: 2W @ 45 K 8W @ 77 K 23W @ 150 K Compressor Input Power: Up to 180 W Reliability: >90% at 87,600 hours (10 years) Environment: -40 C to -70 C Exported Vibration: < 50 mN Drive Axis < 200 mN Pulse Tube Axis Mass (single stage): < 4.5 kg Mass […]

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The Coolest Technology: Cryocoolers

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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. […]

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Navigating the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

space telescope with purple skies and galaxies

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. […]

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Water on Mars

View of Mars from space

Water on Mars? Thanks to innovative space deployable structures made by Astro Aerospace, we are learning more about the Red Planet every day. […]

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