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December 13, 2018
Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft's launch abort motor
Northrop Grumman Corporation along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA's Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS) at Northrop Grumman's facility in Promontory, Utah.
December 11, 2018
First Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite encapsulated for December 18 launch
The US Air Force's first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite is now encapsulated for its planned December 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
December 4, 2018
Northrop Grumman's Antares team demonstrates new capability to load cargo just before launch
Launch operations at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility have taken on a higher tempo - of agility, innovation and speed - as the Antares team prepares the rocket to take on a new capability.
December 3, 2018
Northrop Grumman Technologies support NASA's InSight Mars lander
Six months after launch, NASA's newest Mars explorer, InSight, made its dramatic entrance to the red planet on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at 2:52 p.m. EST.
November 29, 2018
PSLV-C43 successfully launches earth observation satellite HysIS and 30 foreign satellites
The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) today in Sriharikota.
November 29, 2018
Lockheed Martin selected for NASA's Commercial Lunar Lander Payload Services contract
Lockheed Martin will apply its expertise in interplanetary spacecraft to a new program designed to deliver commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon.
November 28, 2018
Northrop Grumman cargo resupply spacecraft now docked at International Space Station – berthing completed on Nov. 19
With approximately 7,400 pounds of science experiments, tools and food, tightly packed inside, Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard the company's Antares rocket and began its journey to the International Space Station...
November 26, 2018
Lockheed Martin and NASA JPL Successfully Land on Mars
NASA has a new spacecraft operating on the surface of Mars. This afternoon, the InSight Mars Lander, which was designed, built and tested by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), navigated the dramatic entry and descent through the Martian atmosphere and touched down on Elysium Planitia in the equatorial region of Mars.
November 19, 2018
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft successfully completes rendezvous and berthing with International Space Station
"S.S. John Young" delivers approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the station
November 17, 2018
Northrop Grumman successfully launches 10th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA
"Congratulations to the entire NASA, Virginia Space and Northrop Grumman team on another successful Antares launch," said Scott Lehr, president, flight systems group, Northrop Grumman.
November 16, 2018
NASA OSIRIS-REx Flexes its "Arm" Before Arriving at Asteroid Bennu
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completes critical engineering maneuver campaign to test out sample return mechanism - developed by Lockheed Martin.
November 14, 2018
India GSLV MkIII-D2 successfully launches GSAT-29
India's GSAT-29 communication satellite was successfully launched by the second developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MarkIII (GSLV MkIII-D2) today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
November 14, 2018
Northrop Grumman set to launch 10th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it is set to launch the company's Antares™ rocket carrying its Cygnus™ cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.
November 6, 2018
Mission to be 44th flight of world's first privately-developed commercial rocket
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it is prepared to launch the company's air-launched Pegasus® XL rocket aboard its Stargazer L-1011 airplane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on November 7, at approximately 3:05 a.m. EST.
November 1, 2018
Northrop Grumman-built Dawn spacecraft successfully concludes historic journey
Eleven-year mission, part of NASA's Discovery program, responsible for advancing our understanding of planetary formation in the solar system
October 17, 2018
New Lockheed Martin-built protected communications satellite confirmed online in orbit following successful launch
The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communication satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for the US Air Force, was successfully launched today at 12:15 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket.
October 10, 2018
Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Accion Systems to Propel Satellite Capabilities
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Accion Systems Inc., a Boston, Mass.,-based startup pioneering scalable electric propulsion technology to transform satellite capabilities in and beyond Earth's orbit.
September 16, 2018
PSLV-C42 launches 2 foreign satellites
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched two satellites -- NovaSAR and S1-4-- from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota today on September 16, 2018.
July 5, 2018
Successful flight testing of Crew Escape System - Technology Demonstrator
ISRO carried out a major technology demonstration today, the first in a series of tests to qualify a Crew Escape System, which is a critical technology relevant for human spaceflight.
March 29, 2018
GSLV successfully launches GSAT-6A satellite
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) successfully launched GSAT-6A Satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) today (March 29, 2018).
January 9, 2018
Indian Industry Thrilled with successful 42nd launch and 100th Satellite Placement
FICCI congratulates ISRO family for its successful 42nd mission and 100th satellite placement in orbit. Dr Sanjaya Baru, Secretary General, FICCI mentioned "With the successful placement of Cartosat-2 and 30 co-passengers...
July 20, 2017
Cassini: Mission Accomplished
By R. Chandrakanth
Cassini-Huygens has been described by NASA's Planetary Science Division Director as a "mission of firsts" that has revolutionized human understanding of the Saturn system, including its moons and rings, and our understanding of where life...
June 29, 2017
India's GSAT-17 Communication Satellite Launched Successfully
Today, GSAT-17 became India's third communication satellite to successfully reach orbit in the past two months. GSAT-17 was launched in the early morning hours using the European Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana.