As 2017 comes to a close, Orbital ATK teams continue to work on key company programs including our Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft, Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER), and our Next Generation Launch System, pushing the boundaries of the future of space exploration and our nation’s defense systems. Throughout the year, Orbital ATK has hit key milestones in several of its programs and accomplished several “firsts” for the company. As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, we are is committed to delivering dependable and affordable aerospace and defense technologies to our customers and being "The Partner You Can Count On."

2017 By the Numbers



2017 Milestones

  • Delivered the 100,000th HELLFIRE tactical rocket motor to U.S. Army
  • Launched the heaviest payload ever on an Antares rocket
  • First time Cygnus was used as in-orbit science platform hosting various science experiments while docked to the International Space Station
  • OA-8 Cygnus removed a record amount of disposable cargo (approx. 6,400 pounds) from the International Space Station
  • Delivered 500th AARGM to the U.S. Navy
  • OA-8 Cygnus deployed 14 cubesats from a NanoRacks cubesat deployer, a new record
  • Made significant progress on our Mission Extension Vehicle-1, the industry’s first commercial in-space satellite servicing system
  • Delivered the 10,000th precision guidance kit (PGK) to the U.S. Army
  • Completed the first full set of boosters for the EM-1 mission of NASA’s Space Launch System
  • Successfully completed qualification tests for the launch abort motor and attitude control motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft
  • Conducted the first launch of a Minotaur rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida