Northrop Grumman Acquisition of Orbital ATK Strengthens Diverse Space Offerings

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, and Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Behind all the sound and fury surrounding the recent UTC/Rockwell deal, Northrop Grumman quietly …

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Ending Ban on Retired Missiles Could Disrupt Lightweight Launch Market

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Orbital ATK is asking U.S. lawmakers to end a 20-year ban on using decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to carry commercial satellites …

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Launch Failure Won’t Be a Long-Term Setback for SpaceX

by Bill Ostrove,┬áSpace Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On June 27, a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying a Dragon cargo spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) broke apart …

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