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At a time when many businesses are cutting back, Orbital Sciences Corp. will break ground Thursday on an 82,000-square-foot expansion of its rocket development and production campus in south Chandler.
A satellite designed, built and tested in Gilbert will be launched in February to circle the globe collecting data for NASA and the Department of Interior.
Orbital Sciences Corp. has taken possession of a new 82,000-square-foot building in south Chandler and has started moving employees into the new space.
Orbital Sciences Corp. announced a major expansion Monday to its rocket research, engineering, manufacturing and testing facilities in Chandler.
Orbital Sciences Corp. said Friday it has won a contract that could exceed $200 million over the next seven years to launch scientific satellites for NASA.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is launching a missile defense program in Chandler that will create 300 jobs and add $400 million to the East Valley economy through the end of this decade.
Orbital Science Corp.'s launch vehicle business in Chandler has received its first order to supply a Minotaur rocket to the U.S. Air Force under at $475 million 10-year contract awarded early this year.
Orbital Science Corp.’s Launch Systems Group in Chandler will have an employment open house Saturday in an effort to fill about 100 engineering and other technical jobs available at the space firm.
Orbital Sciences Corp., a developer and manufacturer of space and rocket systems, is looking to expand operations in west Chandler.
Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler will produce 20 high-tech rockets designed to take out enemy missiles launched against the United States, thanks to an $823 million add-on to a contract between The Boeing Co. and the federal government.
The X-43A uses neither an aircraft engine, nor a rocket. PHOTO COURTESY OF ORBITAL SCIENCES
Orbital Sciences Corp. will officially open its new Arizona Program Management Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday at 3377 S. Price Road, Chandler.
Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Launch Systems Group in Chandler, already bulging at the seams with military and civilian rocket work, will get more business under a newly awarded NASA program to develop a cargo resupply system for the International Space Station.
Saturday’s record-breaking flight of the NASA X-43A scramjet was a triumph for Orbital Sciences’ Launch Systems Group in Chandler, which bounced back from a failed mission in 2002.
WORK IN PROGRESS: This computer image of Taurus II shows the rocket during development by Orbital Sciences Corp.
Orbital Sciences said it has agreed to buy General Dynamics' satellite manufacturing and testing plant at Elliot and McQueen roads in Gilbert for $55 million in cash.
An expansion project for Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler will give the company more room to develop and manufacture a new, more powerful rocket to supply the International Space Station and launch other payloads for commercial and government customers.
The shroud of secrecy surrounding the investigation into Orbital Sciences Corp. continued one day after federal agents raided the defense contractor’s south Chandler plant and Virginia headquarters.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is eying a move into manned space flight, and that could bring more business to the company’s Chandler operations if NASA and the Obama administration are willing.
The Orbital Sciences Launch Systems Group in Chandler has won a $400 million contract for build interceptor missiles for the national missile defense system, the latest in a string of big contracts the company has won for missile defense work.
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December 20, 2004
When Katrina Vance was in junior high school, she never thought about a career in engineering.
New discoveries by Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility are expected to earn a cover story in a prestigious international science journal for the second time this year.