Northrop Grumman Awarded $792 Million Launch Services Agreement from US Air Force

13 October, 2018, 07:46 | Author: Chad Warren
  • Article intro image

Northrop will perform work in Arizona, Utah, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio and Louisiana through December 31, 2024, while Blue Origin will carry out prototype development in Washington and Alabama through July 31, 2024. "ORCRP009161-topic.html" class="local_link" >Lockheed Martin, received a $967 million award for its Vulcan Centaur and Northrop Grumman was awarded $791.6 million for OmegA. For almost a decade, ULA had a monopoly on Pentagon launches until it was challenged by SpaceX, which eventually was granted certification and has been competing against ULA. The Atlas uses RD-180 engines made in Russian Federation. (Bezos owns The Washington Post.) The award is the first major government contract for the company, which has for years relied nearly exclusively on Bezos's fortune.

Blue Origin is now developing the rocket reusable New Glenn, for the years 2020, and for which it has opened a plant last year. "These innovative public-private partnerships with industry provide a path to develop launch vehicles to assure access to space, address the urgent need to transition away from strategic foreign reliance and provide responsive launch capabilities to the warfighter". The company's Omega rocket is proposed as a vehicle to launch national security satellites for the United States Air Force and could launch other government and commercial payloads, including to Geostationary transfer orbit. The New Glenn is a reusable orbital vehicle created to land back on Earth after launch.

"Thanks to the US Air Force for your confidence in the team Blue Origin and our rocket NewGlenn", tweeted Jeff Bezos.

Philadelphia Eagles: 4 running back trade rumors following Jay Ajayi injury
The season, and possibility the entire tenure with the Eagles, is now over for Ajayi, who is in the a year ago of his contract. The Eagles sure could use a dual-threat playmaker like McCoy, but there are other factors at work in a potential deal.

"Blue Origin is proud to serve the NSS community and is committed to providing safe, reliable access to space for the nation". ULA announced in September that its Vulcan rocket will be powered by Blue's BE-4 liquid rocket engines.

The US Air Force yesterday said that it had awarded a total US$2.3 billion (RM9.55 billion) in contracts to develop rocket launch systems for national security missions.

Recommended:

  • Melania discusses Trump's alleged infidelities

    Melania discusses Trump's alleged infidelities

    The president and his legal team have admitted that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels, and that Mr. Melania Trump claims that she still loves her husband very much despite the cheating accusations against him.
    Winning bidder will fork out R19m for shredded Banksy painting

    Winning bidder will fork out R19m for shredded Banksy painting

    There is a speculation that the auctioneers were aware that a shredder was hidden in the painting . For an artist who's known for his stunts , this could be Banksy's most flawless art world prank.
    Trump Humiliates Saudi Arabia but Bin Salman Says

    Trump Humiliates Saudi Arabia but Bin Salman Says "Loves Working with Him"!

    A friend of Khashoggi's said officials told him to "make your funeral preparations". And on November 4, a vast anti-corruption campaign got off the ground.
  • Bulgarian Investigative Journalist murdered

    Bulgarian Investigative Journalist murdered

    He said that evidence suggested it was "a spontaneous attack, not premeditated". Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said he was shocked by the murder.
    Facebook hoax dupes on-line users

    Facebook hoax dupes on-line users

    A spokesperson told the Sun : "We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook". If you've been on your Facebook news feed lately, you probably have noticed some rather odd posts.
    Cristiano Ronaldo in contention for third successive Ballon d'Or

    Cristiano Ronaldo in contention for third successive Ballon d'Or

    Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been included in the list alongside Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero .
  • First teaser poster for Disney's live-action Aladdin

    Will Smith , who plays Genie in the upcoming film, debuted the one-sheet on his Instagram page on Wednesday. The first teaser trailer of Disney's live-action Aladdin is here.
    Wednesday is World Mental Health Day

    Wednesday is World Mental Health Day

    Recent data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that about 41 percent of Ghanaians have some form of psychological illness. The approach to the mental health must cover the full spectrum which is from day today wellness to many disabling conditions.
    Dow Jones industrials sink 700 points as bond yields rise

    Dow Jones industrials sink 700 points as bond yields rise

    But eventually the high rates worry stock investors, as higher rates tend to increase borrowing costs and cut into profit margins. The Nasdaq composite has fallen 9.6 percent since it set a record high in late August and the Russell 2000 has fallen 11 percent.
  • Kanye West’s ‘iPlane 1’ pitched to Donald Trump is a stolen idea

    Kanye West’s ‘iPlane 1’ pitched to Donald Trump is a stolen idea

    You made a Superman cape for me". "You'd better play 4D chess with me like - it's Minority Report because it ain't that simple". Kimmel: "That's the president of the United States sitting quietly while an irrational madman rants and raves at him".
    Trump angry after South Korea signals it may ease North Korea sanctions

    Trump angry after South Korea signals it may ease North Korea sanctions

    Kang did not specify what Pompeo was unhappy about, but said he asked "multiple questions" about the agreement's content. Kang's comments are likely to fuel speculation that Washington wasn't fully on board before Seoul signed the agreement.
    'Life-threatening' storm surge expected as Hurricane Michael approaches Florida

    'Life-threatening' storm surge expected as Hurricane Michael approaches Florida

    The state capital of Florida, Tallahassee, is set to be one of the worst-hit areas when the storm makes landfall on Wednesday. Rick Scott says Hurricane Michael is a "monstrous storm" that has the potential to be devastating to the Florida Panhandle.


Popular

Storm now undergoing 'bombogenesis' before it hits Ireland tonight
The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday. There is a chance of gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour in the Western Isles during Friday afternoon and evening.

Google's new Pixel phones mirror industry trends
Google's AI will also greatly improve nighttime photography, the company said, and will eliminate muddy, dark pictures. The devices offer the latest in terms of processor, making use of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 and pack 4GB RAM.

Jose Mourinho Under Investigation For Post-Newcastle Comments
If Mourinho is found to have used "offensive, insulting or abusive language" then he could be hit with a touchline ban. Should the FA charge him, it will...

South Africa finance minister quits over links to Gupta family
Malema had threatened on Sunday that streets protests might be organised to demand for the removal of Nene as finance minister. The President appointed a respected former governor of South Africa's central bank, Tito Mboweni, as the new finance minister.

First look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman no responses
Others complained about the inclusion of the character in the Arrowverse and her sexuality in general. The modern incarnation of Batwoman debuted back in 2006, and she changed the superhero game forever.

Facebook unveils Alexa (Soon Google Assistant) enabled Portal and Portal
Facebook partnered with Spotify Premium , Pandora , iHeartRadio , Food Network , and Newsy - and it promised to add more soon. The Portal , which resembles Amazon's Echo Show , features a 10-inch 720p display and a wide-angle 12-megapixel HD camera.

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids
In an ideal world, the focus would be on the First Lady's initiatives and what she said and did, rather than what she was wearing. A Lilongwe Malawi, where she visited a primary school on Thursday, Ms Trump has been welcomed by slogans anti-Trump.

Dana White does not rule out McGregor-Nurmagomedov rematch despite ugly scenes
What about this? Why are people talking about my jumping over the cage? "You do whatever you want in the Octagon", Nurmagomedov Sr.

20 dead after wedding limo crashes in NY
Relatives said the limousine was carrying four sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest. The Gansevoort, New York-based company says it also has met with state and federal authorities and plans to do so again.

Tua Tagovailoa opened Alabama's game vs. Arkansas with a flawless stat line
He entered Week 6 having thrown for 1,161 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 75 percent of his passes. Irv Smith scored on a 76-yard catch and run that took 21 seconds on Alabama's first snap. "I love it", Tebow said.