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  • ATK to provide UltraFlex solar arrays for InSight Lander

    Collin SkocikJune 25th, 2014

    NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Mars lander, which will provide information from deep beneath the Martian surface, will be powered by UltraFlex solar arrays. ATK, an aerospace, defense and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, was awarded the contract by Lockheed Martin to […]

  • ULA’s purchase of RD-180 engines complies with sanctions, judge lifts injunction

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 9th, 2014

    U.S. Federal Judge Susan Braden lifted the preliminary injunction that halted United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchase of the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines. Officials for the U.S. State, Treasury and Commerce departments found no evidence to indicate that the engines, used in the company’s Atlas V family of launch vehicles, were in violation of government sanctions against […]

  • SpaceFlight Insider hosts “Tweet Chat” with Kent Rominger today at 2 p.m. EDT

    Jason RhianMay 8th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — If you have ever wanted to chat with an astronaut and an aerospace expert – SpaceFlight Insider is working to open the doors to provide you with just such an opportunity. At 2 p.m. EDT on May 8 we will be hosting a “Tweet Chat” with former space shuttle astronaut Kent […]

  • Orbital / ATK combine efforts in $5 billion merger

    Jason RhianApril 29th, 2014

    Mergers are a big part of the fabric of the aerospace industry. Martin-Marietta joined with Lockheed to form Lockheed-Martin, under a $10 billion merger announced in 1994. In that same year, Grumman purchased Northrop to form Northrop-Grumman. In 2006, after the bubble of commercial demand for launch services burst, Lockheed Martin and Boeing’s launch elements merged to […]

  • Space Florida taps ATK to finish SLC-46 communications systems upgrade

    Jason RhianFebruary 16th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The State of Florida’s organization tasked with maintaining and expanding its position in terms of aerospace has selected Utah-based ATK to modernize and renovate Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46). While the active pads, SLC-37, 40 and 41 might currently get all the attention. SLC-46 is poised […]

  • Florida Space Industry to Visit Capitol on March 12

    Press ReleaseJanuary 29th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (January 28, 2014) – Representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry will visit Tallahassee on March 12, 2014, to participate in Florida Space Day and share with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation’s space program.

  • One-on-One with ATK’s Charlie Precourt about composite materials and NASA’s Space Launch System

    Jason RhianDecember 7th, 2013

    Charlie Precourt is very familiar with the solid rocket boosters (SRBs) produced by Utah-based ATK Aerospace Group. He should be, as he has relied on them to safely deliver him and the crews who rode with him to orbit four times.

  • ATK successfully tests the STAR 48GXV motor

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 6th, 2013

    On Thursday Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. EST, Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), and NASA successfully tested ATK’s proof-of-concept (POC) STAR 48GXV motor. The motor’s test was held at ATK’s Elkton, Maryland test facility.

  • Wind tunnel testing used to understand the unsteady side of aerodynamics

    NASANovember 6th, 2013

    Think about a time you’ve been a passenger in a car and stuck your hand out the window. As your speed increases, so do the vibrations in your hand. Trying to keep those fingers steady as the wind whips around them at 75 mph gets pretty tricky, right?