24 February 2014
ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies helped support last week´s launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
This rocket carried the US Air Force´s fifth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS).
“ATK is pleased to provide an extensive selection of highly engineered products that support both the Delta IV rocket and the GPS IIF-5 satellite,” said Blake Larson, president of ATK Aerospace Group. “Our affordable innovation and execution excellence continue to demonstrate ATK´s leadership in the aerospace market.”
The Delta IV medium-plus rocket that was used on this flight was in the 4, 2 configuration, which features two ATK 60-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM-60). Many other ATK components and structures also supported the Delta IV rocket.
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