Northrop Grumman Corporation Datasheets for Satellites

Satellites are manmade objects placed in orbit above the Earth for a variety of civil, scientific, and military applications, such as communications, environmental monitoring, navigation, and reconnaissance.
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Product Name Notes
Advanced EHF Payloads Assured, Protected, Survivable Communications The U.S. Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system is the nation's next-generation military strategic and tactical relay system, which will deliver survivable, protected communications...
Starshade Key tool in the search for Earth-like planets Does life exist on other worlds? Is our planet unique? Are we alone in the universe? Recent technological advances will allow us...
James Webb Space Telescope Observing Cosmic History The Mission NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer into the past to a time when new stars and developing galaxies were first beginning to form, measuring...
Eagle Spacecraft One family to efficiently satisfy a range of missions Northrop Grumman's Eagle spacecraft product line is designed to meet the growing market demand for affordable and reliable spacecraft capable of...
SIM Lite A revolutionary spacecraft housing a high-precision optical interferometer will give astronomers the ability to precisely map the location and motion of stellar objects, and search for signs of earth-sized planets...
Enhanced Polar System Mission/Vision The Enhanced Polar System (EPS) represents an evolution of requirements for protected extremely high frequency (EHF) satellite communications in the North Polar Region; above 65 deg N. EPS is...
Earth Observing System - Aqua Most long-term environmental change slips into our lives unnoticed. Then comes the shock of recognition: the rainy season is longer, the trees are blooming earlier, what were once freak storms...
Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) NASA's next mission to the moon won't involve astronauts or merely orbit its surface. Prior to a human return to the moon, a mission is underway to build a satellite...
Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Real On-Orbit Performance Now ballistic missiles have no place to hide. Two Northrop Grumman-built Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstrator satellites are on-orbit, demonstrating capabilities required for birth-to-death tracking...
Milstar Payloads The Milstar Communications Network — a series of advanced satellites linked to mobile ground terminals — provides assured command and control to U.S. forces worldwide. The satellites carry Northrop Grumman-built...
Defense Support Program (DSP) The Northrop Grumman-built Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites have been the spaceborne segment of NORAD's Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment system since 1970. Using infrared detectors that sense the heat...
Earth Observing System - Aura What's good? What's safe? What's harmful? Earth's climate is regulated, in part, by atmospheric chemicals. The complex interactions of these gases, both naturally occurring or human-made, may be contributing to...
Chandra X-Ray Observatory Window to the Universe As long as astronomers have pointed their telescopes skyward, they've pondered the nature and origin of the universe. X-rays, an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation that...