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Science & Environment Satellites

Science and Environment  

Orbital ATK is one of the industry's leading providers of satellites used to conduct astrophysics, Earth science/remote sensing, heliophysics, planetary exploration and technology demonstration missions. Our extensive and flight-proven line of small- and medium-class spacecraft platforms allow customers to select the right solution for their mission requirements and budget.

Flight-Proven Designs, High Reliability

Our robust spacecraft platforms employ heritage designs throughout, and our rigorous processes and comprehensive test regimes have enabled many of our satellites to far exceed their mission lifetimes. Spacecraft are provided either as individual spacecraft or as turn-key systems leveraging Orbital ATK's launch, spacecraft and ground systems capabilities at competitive prices.

Current Programs
Science and Environment  

Programs currently in process at Orbital ATK's Dulles, VA and Gilbert, AZ satellite manufacturing facilities include:

Mission History

Astrophysics Missions

TESSExoplanet IdentificationNASA/MIT 2018 View in Adobe PDF
NuSTARBlack Hole MappingNASA/JPL6/2012 View in Adobe PDF
Fermi/GLASTGamma Ray SurveyNASA/GSFC6/2008 View in Adobe PDF
SwiftGamma-Ray Burst DetectionNASA/GSFC11/2004 View in Adobe PDF
GALEXStar Formation ObservationNASA/JPL4/2003 View in Adobe PDF
FUSEFar UV SurveyNASA/GSFC6/1999
EUVEExtreme UV SurveyNASA/6/1992


Remote Sensing/Earth Observation

JPSS-2Weather and Environment ObservationNASA/NOAA 2021 View in Adobe PDF
Landsat-9Earth ImagingNASAG/USGS 2020 View in Adobe PDF
ICONSun-Earth InteractionNASA/GSFC 2018 View in Adobe PDF
ICESat-2Ice TopographyNASA/GSFC 2018 View in Adobe PDF
OCO-2CO2 MeasurementNASA/JPL7/2014 View in Adobe PDF
Landsat-8Earth ImagingNASAG/USGS2/2013 View in Adobe PDF
GloryAerosol MeasurementNASA/GSFC3/2011* View in Adobe PDF
OCOCO2 MeasurementNASA/JPL2/2009*
AIMPolar Cloud ObservationNASA/Hampton University4/2007 View in Adobe PDF
FORMOSAT-3/COSMICIonosphere ResearchNSPO (Taiwan)4/2006 View in Adobe PDF
CoriolisSea and Sun ObservationNRL, AFRL1/2003 View in Adobe PDF
QuikTOMSOzone MonitoringNASA/GSFC9/2001*
SeaStarEarth Imaging/Ocean ColorNASA/ORBIMAGE8/1997
MicroLab-1Lightning MeasurementNASA/UCAR4/1995
TOPEX/PoseidonOcean TopographyNASA/CNES8/1992
UARSUpper Atmosphere ResearchNASA9/1991
Landsat 5Earth ImagingNASAG/USGS3/1984
Landsat 4Earth ImagingNASAG/USGS7/1982


Heliophysics Missions

IBEXSolar System Boundary InvestigationNASA/SwRI10/2008 View in Adobe PDF
SORCESolar Irradiance MonitoringNASA/LASP1/2003 View in Adobe PDF
RHESSIX- and Gamma-ray ImagingNASA/UCB2/2002 View in Adobe PDF
ACRIMSatSolar Irradiance MonitoringNASA/JPL12/1999


Planetary Exploration Missions

DawnAsteroid InvestigationNASA/JPL9/2007 View in Adobe PDF
Deep Space 1Interplanetary ExplorationNASA/JPL10/1998 View in Adobe PDF
*Launch Failure
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