The purchase of Orbital ATK

Northrop Grumman, an American global Aerospace and defence technology company was not a leading player in the launch industry, before its acquisition of Orbital ATK. However, the company holds a rich background in producing spacecraft. These days, the company is busy developing a spacecraft bus for the James Webb Space Telescope in Redondo Beach, California. […]

ULA Selects Engine to Power the Upper Stage of its Next Generation of Vulcan Rockets

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has chosen the RL10 engine produced by Aerojet Rocketdyne to power the upper stage of the company’s next generation Vulcan rocket. ULA released a statement on May 11, and they revealed that they would use the RL10C-X variant of the RL10 engine to power the new Vulcan rockets.  Aerojet Rocketdyne […]

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Nears Initial Major Orbit Raising Burn After a Terrific Set Off 

NASA’s latest planet hunting satellite TESS completed its initial post launch setting up for an immense boost which will send the spaceship to the moon.  Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS fired its thrusters as it reached the highest point, the remotest spot in its looping elliptical orbit in the region of earth, almost 272,000km […]

Ariane 5 successfully deploys three satellites in orbit

Orbital ATK, an American aerospace manufacturer and global leader in aerospace and defense technologies announced the successful launch of the HYLAS 4 commercial communications Ka-band satellite aboard an Arianespace rocket Ariane 5 on 5 April 2018. The satellite is built by the company for Avanti Communications Group plc. (Avanti) to provide high speed and affordable […]

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

A launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is planned for April 2018. NASA is ahead of the game and has already sent the TESS to Florida to prepare for the trip. The TESS arrived on a truck to Kennedy Space center on February 12th. The TSS has been in Virginia for an entire […]