Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA) contributed integrated hardware to today´s successful launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket and the GPS Block IIF satellite payload from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the company said.
The satellite is the twelfth and final GPS IIF satellite in the constellation.
The dozen Block IIF GPS satellites replace older, first-generation GPS satellites and provide improved accuracy, signal strength and quality to America´s warfighters, allies and civilian users worldwide.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) designed and built the GPS IIF satellites for the US Air Force.
Orbital ATK develops aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the US and in several international locations.