Computer sciences corporation virginia article is about the company that existed until 2015. For the current successor, see Orbital ATK.
American company specializing in the design, manufacture and launch of small- and medium- class space and rocket systems for commercial, military and other government customers. On April 29, 2014, Orbital Sciences announced that it would merge with Alliant Techsystems to create a new company called Orbital ATK, Inc. Orbital was founded and incorporated in 1982 by three friends who had met earlier while at Harvard Business School—David W. Thompson, Bruce Ferguson and Scott Webster. Initial capitalization for Orbital was provided by Fred C Alcorn, a Texas oilman.
900 million award to develop, build, test and support interceptor booster vehicles. In 2006 Orbital conducted its 500th mission since the company’s founding with a diverse portfolio of products that included satellites, launch vehicles, and missile defense systems. In 2010, Orbital announced its acquisition of the Gilbert, Arizona-based satellite development and manufacturing unit from General Dynamics to complement its main satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia. The new company will be called Orbital ATK, Inc.
Orbital was a provider of small- to medium-class satellites. Since the company’s founding in 1982, Orbital has delivered 150 spacecraft to commercial, military and civil customers worldwide. To date, these spacecraft have amassed well over 1000 years of on-orbit operations. Imaging Satellites developed by Orbital are smaller and more affordable. In the last 10 years, Orbital has built more scientific and environmental monitoring satellites for NASA than any other company.