Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures

A world leader in mission-critical composite structures, with more than 50 years of experience. Uses advanced composite manufacturing technologies to produce lightweight and reliable structures for three distinct business areas: commercial and military aircraft and launch programs.

PO Box 160433
M/S YC14
Clearfield, UT 84016 US

Additional Locations:
1365 Technology Ct.
Beavercreek, OH 45430 US
(937) 490-4176

PO Box 990
Iuka, MS 38852 US
(662) 423-7750

Orbital ATK


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Northrop Grumman closes Orbital ATK acquisition
With the acquisition, Orbital ATK is now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a new, fourth business sector for Northrop Grumman.

TESS satellite

Orbital ATK's place in space
TESS exoplanet survey satellite and United Launch Alliance Atlas V launches mark recent successes for aerospace technology leader Orbital ATK.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Orbital ATK produces 25,000th composite Dreamliner part
Company reaches major production milestone as composite structures are installed in more than 150 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

ULA launch vehicle

Orbital ATK to expand its Iuka, Mississippi facility
The company plans to begin production on the new composite launch vehicle structures and aerospace components in the third quarter of 2017 and fill the 50 jobs by the end of 2018.

Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK
Northrop Grumman Corp. (Falls Church, VA, US) and Orbital ATK, Inc. (Dulles, VA, US) announced September 18 they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion (USD) in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt.

B-2 Spirit stealth bomber

Orbital ATK receives $90 million contract for B-2 composite structures
Aerospace and defense manufacturer Orbital ATK announced on May 30 that it has received an initial $90 million contract from Northrop Grumman to produce composite components for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

Airbus A350 forming facility

Orbital completes 100,000th composite part for the A350 XWB program
The A350 XWB work is performed at Orbital ATK’s 615,000-square-foot Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) facility in Clearfield, Utah.

Orbital ATK produces 500th large composite rocket structure
The 500th structure is a boat tail manufactured with zero defects for a ULA Atlas V launch vehicle.

Orbital ATK to discuss composites during RFID Journal LIVE! 2016
In addition, Airbus, Boeing, Delta Air Lines, KLM, the U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman will share best practices and adoption strategies at RFID Journal's 14th annual event.

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High-technology telescope and space structures expertise has its roots in legacy Kodak programs.

Automation: Robots taking off in commercial aircraft
Will this affordable and versatile class of multiaxis manufacturing hardware and software drivers enable airframers to reduce costs and speed deliveries?

Orbital ATK to build large composite structures for ULA
Hardware from the new order will support both Atlas V and Delta IV launches through approximately 2021.

NCDMM, Ingersoll, Orbital ATK complete automated composites inspection system
The Automated Composite Structure Inspection System achieved a defect detection rate of up to 99.7% on aircraft components produced via automated fiber placement.

CAMX 2015 preview: Orbital ATK
Aerospace composites fabrication specialist Orbital ATK (Clearfield, UT, US) will feature its novel and patented, automated manufacturing technologies for a range of domestic and international commercial, military and large launch vehicle products.

ULA picks Orbital ATK to provide Atlas V and Vulcan boosters
Under the long-term strategic partnership Orbital ATK will be the sole provider of solid rocket boosters (including composite structures) for United Launch Alliance's Atlas V and Vulcan launch vehicles.

Orbital ATK supplied composite structures for ULA Atlas V vehicle
The structures were fabricated by Orbital ATK at its Iuka, MS, facility.

Carbon Fiber 2014 Conference Report
Automation, alternative PAN precursor and carbon composites on commercial aircraft top the bill at December’s event on the US West Coast.

Orbital ATK begins production of 787 composite frames
Orbital ATK's Freeport Composites Center in Utah, which already makes composite stringers and frames for the Airbus A350 XWB, has begun making composite frames for Boeing's 787-9 center and aft fuselage sections.

Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK Aerospace and Defense
With approval from both companies complete, the merger is expected to close on Monday, Feb. 9, with the new company, Orbital ATK Inc., officially coming into existence on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Plant tour: ATK Aerospace Structures, Clearfield, Utah
High-volume, high-precision fiber and tape placement for the aerospace industry are among many specialties for this composites manufacturing behemoth.

Product Categories of Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures

Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, steel
      • Metal, other
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, segmented
    • Mandrels, steel
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Prototyping
    • Roll wrapping
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Flywheels, composite
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Pressure vessels
  • Tubes
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Repair services, composites
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural