Northrop Grumman

NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S CYGNUS SPACECRAFT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES RENDEZVOUS AND BERTHING WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. The mission marks the company’s 11th successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket on April 17, 2019 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES 11TH CARGO DELIVERY MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully launched its Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft Wednesday, April 17, at 4:46 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The launch marks Northrop Grumman’s 11th cargo mission carrying supplies to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station for NASA. […]

STRATOLAUNCH COMPLETES HISTORIC FIRST FLIGHT OF AIRCRAFT

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, has successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As […]

SPACEPLANE PROGRAM LOOKS TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE EFFORT TO ENABLE NEXT-GENERATION SPACE LAUNCH

In an era of declining budgets and adversaries’ evolving capabilities, quick, affordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for both national and economic security. Current satellite launch systems, however, require scheduling years in advance for an extremely limited inventory of available slots. Moreover, launches often cost hundreds of millions of dollars each, due […]

NTSB CONCLUDES HUMAN ERROR IS CAUSE OF SPACESHIP TWO ACCIDENT

Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded their investigation of the in-flight breakup of SpaceShip Two during a test flight on October 31, 2014. In a public hearing at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization’s investigators and analysts presented their findings, conclusions and recommendations in a draft report to the NTSB Board […]

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