Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space.

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Northrop Grumman Celebrates the Anniversary of First Images that Changed Our Understanding of the Universe

The first anniversary image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

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Northrop Grumman Honored with Prestigious Collier Trophy for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Kathy Warden, chair, president and chief executive officer, Northrop Grumman accepted the prestigious 2022 Robert J. Collier Trophy at the annual National Aeronautic Association Collier Dinner on behalf of the company for its pioneering work on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

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An AR Experience Like no Other

Explore the James Webb Space Telescope from every angle – full size or close up.

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Defining Possible in Space

Right now, Northrop Grumman is pioneering across every sector of space, helping government, civil and commercial customers tackle some of their biggest challenges. Our forward-leaning, pioneering spirit is backed by a legacy of expertise that began at the dawn of the space age.

Our mission expertise in space runs deep, we know our customers well, and our capabilities are unmatched. This is what allows us to provide reliable, agile, and affordable space solutions to solve our customers’ toughest problems.

From defending freedom to advancing human discovery, we are defining what is possible in space every day.

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NASA’s Artemis I

Northrop Grumman supports NASA’s Artemis program by providing the solid rocket boosters for the NASA Space Launch System and the abort motor and attitude control motor for the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System.

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Cosmic Game Changer: Northrop Grumman and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Read this fascinating three-part series on the creation of the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Cosmic Game Changer: Northrop Grumman and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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Game Changer Part II: Northrop Grumman and the James Webb Space Telescope’s Confounding Sunshield

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Game Changer Part III: Triumph

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Global Security

Northrop Grumman’s deep mission expertise gives us a unique perspective to know what it takes to protect the warfighter and preserve freedom, both in space and from space. Our leading-edge technologies and agile practices lead to pioneering breakthroughs that enable our customers to carry out their vital missions to preserve freedom on the ground and in orbit.

All of this is made possible by the industry’s best team. We know the roles we play are integral to our nation’s security and we are committed to solving our customers’ toughest problems, now and for decades to come.

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Our depth and breadth of mission experience in developing leading-edge space technologies allows us to play vital roles in the quest to answer compelling questions about the origins of our universe, to explore beyond our own planet, and pioneer new technologies.

Our team is passionate about space exploration, science and technology. We have been part of space exploration from the very beginning and we continue to lean forward in defining infinite possibilities for our customers to solve their toughest problems as we build the future of space.

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Our Legacy in Space

Building the future of space takes a deep understanding of where we came from. From the dawn of the space age, the companies that are a part of Northrop Grumman have achieved historic accomplishments. The company was instrumental in the development of the nation’s first missile and satellite programs, the achievements of the Apollo moon landings, the development of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, and many ground-breaking space science missions. We made history in space.

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Digital Transformation

Northrop Grumman is harnessing integrated digital technologies to rapidly conceptualize, design, build, and sustain value-driven solutions in Space.

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Videos: Innovations in Space

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The Backplane of NASA’s Webb Telescope Offers a Strong, Steady Hand

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Eagle-3 – a highly reliable, resilient spacecraft for the most challenging and essential missions

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What Northrop Grumman does in Space

Since the dawn of the space age, Northrop Grumman has put innovative products and ideas into orbit, on the Moon, and beyond – from systems engineering, spacecraft manufacturing, precision sensors, space instrument design, ground stations development, orbiting space platforms and revolutionary launch vehicles.

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National Security Space

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Launch Vehicles and Propulsion Systems

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Human Spaceflight and Logistics

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Commercial Communications Satellites

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Civil and Commercial Space

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Space Components and Payloads

Technology and Innovation

For some, the word ‘impossible’ ends discussions. For us, it’s a starting point.

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Space in the News

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Northrop Grumman’s SpaceLogistics Continues Revolutionary Satellite Life-Extension Work with Sale of Third Mission Extension Pod

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Northrop Grumman Honored with Prestigious Collier Trophy for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Advances the Frontier of Sensing Technology for Space Domain Awareness

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Northrop Grumman On Track to Produce Early-Warning Missile Defense Program

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Northrop Grumman Rapidly Completes Critical Design Review for Tranche 1 Transport Layer

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Northrop Grumman Wins Collier Trophy for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Expands Space Technology Capabilities in Huntsville

Northrop Grumman Missile Defense Futures Lab

Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities Powering the Development of the Next Generation Interceptor

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Northrop Grumman’s Doug Hurley Receives Congressional Space Medal of Honor

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Northrop Grumman-built Satellite to Support US Space Force National Security Mission

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Northrop Grumman Awarded 2023 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Space Navigation Systems Achieve Galactic Threshold – and Keep on Going

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NASA Awards Contract to Maintain Webb Telescope Operations

Source: NASA

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Turning Science Fiction Into Science Fact

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Northrop Grumman Performs Full-Scale Propellant Mix for Next-Generation Interceptor Motor

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Northrop Grumman Boosts Successful Artemis I Launch with World’s Largest and Most Powerful Rocket Boosters

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Northrop Grumman-built NOAA Satellite Launches to Enhance Weather and Climate Data Tracking

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Northrop Grumman’s 18th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station

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Northrop Grumman’s New Pre-Prototype Ground System Demonstrated at Project Convergence 2022

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NASA and Northrop Grumman Receive Aviation Week Grand Laureate Award

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Northrop Grumman Employees Receive NASA’s Highest Honors for Building the James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Supports Successful United States Space Force-44 Mission

Northrop Grumman hardware and software enables multiple missions on single launch

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First GEM 63XL Solid Rocket Boosters to Support Vulcan First Flight

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Northrop Grumman-built Commercial Telecommunications Satellites Launched Successfully

Spacecraft are the first in a rapid series of civil, military and commercial Northrop Grumman payloads to be launched this fall

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Northrop Grumman-built James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory Help Scientists See the Universe in New Ways

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Watch: Northrop Grumman Names Next Cygnus Mission After Space Pioneer Sally Ride

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Northrop Grumman Opens Advanced Space Assembly and Test Facility in Baltimore

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Northrop Grumman’s Rocket Development Reaches New Heights

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Northrop Grumman’s Boosters Ready to Launch a New Era of Deep Space Exploration for NASA’s Artemis Program

Photo Credit: NASA

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Northrop Grumman-built Landsat 9 Earth Observation Satellite to Transition Operations from NASA to US Geological Survey

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Northrop Grumman Teams with Firefly Aerospace to Develop Antares Rocket Upgrade and New Medium Launch Vehicle

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Northrop Grumman and NASA Successfully Test Space Launch System Booster

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Northrop Grumman to Develop Satellites with Infrared Sensors for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer

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James Webb Space Telescope, Built in Partnership with Northrop Grumman, Reveals New View of the Universe

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Watch Northrop Grumman’s “The Dawn of Webb” Trailer

Laser Communication For Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Constellation

Northrop Grumman Selects Airbus US Space & Defense Inc. as its Satellite Platform Supplier for Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Constellation

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Northrop Grumman Supports Successful US Space Force-12 Mission from Liftoff to Orbit

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus™ Spacecraft Successfully Reboosts the International Space Station

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Northrop Grumman Begins Fabrication of Key NGI Components

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Northrop Grumman Announces Successful Laser Communication Demonstration for Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Constellation

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Northrop Grumman Finalizes Contract for GEM Solid Rocket Boosters

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Northrop Grumman to Develop Next-Generation Relay Ground Station for US Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific

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Northrop Grumman Enables James Webb Space Telescope’s Coldest Instrument to Reach Operational Temperature

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests Abort Motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

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Next-Generation Polar is Indispensable in Highly Contested Space

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Northrop Grumman Expands Facilities in Colorado to Support Critical National Security Programs

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Northrop Grumman’s Space Tracking and Surveillance System Satellites Complete Mission

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Northrop Grumman GEM 63 Solid Rocket Boosters Help Successfully Launch GOES-T Satellite aboard a ULA Atlas V Rocket

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Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace to Develop Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor

Constellation of 42 low-Earth orbit satellites for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer mesh satellite communications network

Northrop Grumman Selected by Space Development Agency to Develop Prototype Constellation Supporting Joint All-Domain Command and Control Network

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Northrop Grumman Awarded US Space Force Contract for Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability

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SpaceLogistics Announces Launch Agreement with SpaceX and First Mission Extension Pod Contract with Optus

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Northrop Grumman Set to Launch Cargo Resupply Mission and Perform Reboost Service for International Space Station

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Northrop Grumman Celebrates Webb Telescope’s Arrival at Lagrange Point 2

Space Launch System rocket, with twin Northrop Grumman solid rocket boosters, awaits the first Artemis program launch

Northrop Grumman Awarded NASA Booster Production and Operations Contract to Support Artemis Program

Careers in Space

Space Careers in Greater Phoenix, AZ

Space Careers in Greater Los Angeles, CA

Space Careers in Colorado

Space Careers in Greater Baltimore, MD

Space Careers in Northern Virginia

Space Careers in Utah

Top banner image: The first anniversary image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)