Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Space Components

7130 Miramar Rd.
Ste. 100B
San Diego , CA 92121 US

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carbon fiber composite payload fairings for space launch vehicle

Composites in the race to space
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.

NASA assembles James Webb Telescope

NASA assembles James Webb Telescope
NASA has successfully connected the two halves — the Optical Telescope Element (OTE) and the Space Craft Element (SCE) — of the composites intensive James Webb Telescope for the first time, marking a major milestone for the program.

satellite shipping container

Composite container protects satellites — on the ground
Cored composites add the strength, smoothness and portability needed for a container built to ship satellites over air, land and water.

Mars InSight

Orbital ATK supports Mars InSight mission
The company provided advanced hardware for both the ULA Atlas V launch vehicle and the InSight lander.

What will be the next major iteration in carbon fiber?
A consultant and the president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), Dale Brosius surveys the carbon fiber horizon for signs of what carbon fiber types will be pre-eminent.

Orbital-ATK marriage a sign of the times?

Orbital-ATK marriage a sign of the times?
The merger of Orbital and ATK's Aerospace and Defense groups indicates that companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of the new public/private space market.

Ceramic-matrix composites heat up
Lightweight, hard and stable at high temperatures, CMCs are emerging from two decades of study and development into commercial applications.

Tooling up for larger launch vehicles
NASA and Janicki Industries demonstrate composites’ cost advantage in tooling for fabrication of 10m/33 ft diameter payload fairing for next-generation launch vehicle.

Building on CCM lessons learned
Knowledge gained during NASA's composite crew module (CCM) program, a sidelight to the Orion space capsule program, now benefits private space efforts.

SAMPE ’08 technology showcase
Billed as the world’s largest advanced materials trade event, SAMPE’s 2008 Symposium and Exhibition returned to Long Beach.

Product Categories of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Space Components

Adhesive bonding
Aerospace, radomes
Autoclave cure
Automatic tape laying
Backup structures
Ceramic
Ceramic matrix composite casting
Ceramic matrix composites
Coating and painting
Continuous laminating
Coordinate measurement machines
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Environmental testing equipment
Fiber placement
Filament winding
Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Honeycomb, aramid
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Materials analysis
Mechanical test fixtures
Metal bonding
Modulus testers
Other composite structures
Product design
Prototyping
Rods
Roll wrapping
Silicon carbide
Surface treatment
Testing, materials
Testing, product
Testing, structural
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