ATK wins Orbital Sciences order for space transport vehicle

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in VirginiaBy Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alliant Techsystems Inc on Tuesday said it had won an order from Orbital Sciences Corp to provide solid rocket motors for a new air-launched space transport system that is part of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's latest venture. Blake Larson, president of ATK Aerospace Group, gave no details on the size and scope of the contract, but told Reuters the deal was "certainly substantial". "It further enhances and expands other commercial elements of our propulsion business," Larson said. …

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