Orbital ATK gets NASA contract to research aerospace propulsion technologies

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA) said it has been awarded a Research and Technologies for Aerospace Propulsion Systems 2 (RTAPS2) contract by NASA to provide advanced space propulsion system technologies.

NASA developed the RTAPS2 contract as part of aerospace research activities at the agency´s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

The award was made to Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orbital ATK.

The Orbital ATK team consists of more than a dozen established technology partners and small businesses. Under Orbital ATK´s direction they will research and develop space propulsion technologies that enable higher mission performance, reduced cost, improved operability and reliability, and greater safety. Elements of the space propulsion award include liquid engine systems, propellant systems, electric propulsion and rocket-based combined cycle.

Orbital ATK´s Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea- and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.

Orbital ATK is a global leader in 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.