Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies, designed the EAGLE (ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment) experimental satellite for the US Air Force´s AFSPC-11 mission that successfully launched on United Launch Alliance´s Atlas V vehicle April 14 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the company said.
The AFSCPC-11 mission included a second company designed satellite, Mycroft, which is among several Department of Defense experiments hosted on the EAGLE platform as separate payloads.
The EAGLE and Mycroft satellites are based on the company´s ESPAStarâ¢ and ESPASatâ¢ products, which provide modular, cost-effective and highly capable infrastructure resources for hosting technology development and operational payloads.
Orbital ATK is a global provider of 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 14,000 people across the US and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.