"I am delighted to welcome Jack to our senior executive team," said Mr. David W. Thompson, Orbital's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Over the past several years, Jack has played a very prominent role in the company's successful 'back to basics' strategy, which is focused on our core satellite and launch vehicle products. With his many years of outstanding service to the company, his knowledge and insight into our customer base, and his proven leadership abilities, Jack is the ideal person to lead SSG into its promising future."
About Orbital's Space Systems Group
Orbital's SSG is a leading builder of small- and medium-class satellites that perform communications, remote sensing, Earth imaging, technology demonstration and planetary exploration missions. It also provides space- related technical services to U.S. government and scientific organizations. SSG currently has 15 satellites in various stages of design, production and testing for commercial, military and scientific missions. In the last 20 years, SSG has been one of the industry's busiest suppliers of spacecraft, having built and delivered over 85 satellites and 25 other major space systems. Its customer base includes commercial, civil government and military customers in the U.S. and abroad. Orbital's SSG employs approximately 850 people at company facilities in Dulles, VA, Greenbelt, MD and several smaller locations. SSG is expected to generate approximately $230 million in revenues in 2002.
Orbital is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of small space systems for commercial, civil government and military customers. In addition to the satellite products and technical services described above, the company also produces ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense boosters that are used as interceptor and target vehicles. Orbital also supplies satellite-based transportation management systems for public transit agencies and private vehicle fleet operators.
More information about Orbital can be found at http://www.orbital.comNOTE TO EDITORS: A high-resolution photo of Mr. Danko is available on Orbital's web site at: http://www.orbital.com/About/ExecutiveProfiles/jdanko.html
CONTACT: Barron Beneski, Public and Investor Relations, of Orbital Sciences Corporation, +1-703-406-5528, or Beneski.email@example.com
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