Welcome to Orbital Sciences Corporation
A Message from Our Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
Since the company's founding 30 years ago, Orbital's fundamental purpose has been to create outstanding value for our customers by providing innovative, reliable, and affordable space systems that enable or enhance space and defense operations. Guided by this basic goal, we have also sought to generate attractive financial returns for our investors, challenging and rewarding careers for our employees, and positive business opportunities for our suppliers and partners. By leading the way towards more dependable and affordable space technology, Orbital strives to help our customers make space applications - in national defense, commercial communications, scientific exploration, and other areas - more beneficial and accessible to millions of people on Earth.
The company's business strategy is based on four principles: clear market focus, product line breadth, technical excellence and cost efficiency. First, we focus our business on customers whose applications can be best served by smaller space and rocket systems, which have grown to be an important part of the $100 billion global space industry. Second, we develop and manufacture a complete set of advanced lightweight satellites and comparable launch vehicles that are responsive to our customers' needs. Third, we emphasize creative yet thorough design and engineering along with meticulous purchasing, production and testing, to assure the highest safety and reliability for our space products. And finally, we rely on a strong company culture and disciplined management systems that stress cost consciousness and efficient use of resources.
I hope you find the information about Orbital on our web site to be useful. Please do not hesitate to contact our operating group leaders, business development managers, investor or public relations specialists, and human resource professionals if you would like to learn more about our company.
David W. Thompson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer