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ATK Rocket Display

October 9th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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“ATK’s human space capability includes solid rocket boosters, engineering services, astronaut tools and solar arrays. Its Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) — part of the world’s largest product line of solid rocket motors — have been propelling the space shuttle since its beginning, and will provide the main lift for NASA’s new Ares I crew launch vehicle. ATK is also developing the launch abort and attitude control motors for the Ares I Orion crew capsule, as well as the circular shape ultra-light solar arrays that will power the capsule.

Propulsion systems for the nation’s strategic missiles and missile defense systems is another core capability. ATK provides all three stages for the Minuteman III and Trident II D-5 missiles. In the missile defense arena, ATK also provides all three stages for the Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) system and the first two stages for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) programs.” Quoted from ATK.com See also Thiokol on Wikipedia.org

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