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Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group is one of the world’s preeminent satellite builders and advanced space systems providers, offering a broad portfolio of products for commercial, military, scientific and international customers. The group designs, manufactures and operates small- to medium-class satellites for communications, imaging, science and national security space applications. Orbital ATK is also a market-leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, and is pioneering innovative in-orbit satellite servicing technologies. It is also a premier provider of space-related engineering services to government agencies and laboratories.
Orbital ATK’s GEOStar™ -2 and -3 geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellites are among the industry’s best-selling small- and medium-class communications satellites for 2- 8 kW missions. The world’s leading satellite communications service providers rely on our lower-cost, highly reliable GEOStar satellites for their broadband, television broadcasting, mobile communications, business data networks and other telecommunications missions. Orbital ATK is also an industry pioneer in the design and production of commercial imaging satellites as well as in the incorporation of civil and military hosted payloads on its commercial spacecraft.
Scientific & National Security Satellites
Orbital ATK is one of the world’s preeminent suppliers of small- and medium-class spacecraft for space and Earth science and national security space missions. Our flight-proven, low- cost and highly reliable LEOStar™ and GEOStar buses can accommodate a variety of payloads and allow customers to select the right platform for their mission requirements and budget. Orbital ATK has designed and built over 80 spacecraft for scientific investigations and defense missions in the last 30 years, and today we are pioneering new classes of innovative small, highly agile spacecraft for national security applications.
Human Space & Advanced Systems
Orbital ATK is bringing the efficiency and discipline of fixed-price commercial contracting to the human spaceflight market by providing cargo delivery services to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. The company’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft conducts autonomous rendezvous and close- in-operations with the ISS and also supports future deep-space exploration programs.
Orbital ATK is also an innovator in the development of new atmospheric and space flight systems. From Pegasus, the world’s first air-launched vehicle designed to boost small satellites into orbit, and the X-43 hypersonic technology aircraft demonstrator to the Eagles program for Stratolaunch Systems and the VivaSat in-space servicing vehicle, Orbital ATK has been involved in some of the most exciting advanced systems in the aerospace industry.
Orbital ATK is a major supplier of space products that provide power, propulsion, structural support and thermal control for satellites of all classes. Satellite subsystems include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, antenna reflectors and propulsion tanks. Our products have flown aboard virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.
Our Technical Services Division (TSD) provides a full spectrum of cost effective, engineering, manufacturing and program management services to NASA and other civil government and military space agencies. TSD manages high-profile NASA science programs including its scientific sounding rocket and balloon program offices.