Northrop Grumman developed these boosters with a fifth segment and 25 percent more propellant and power. At launch, the 177-foot-long boosters will produce 3.6 million pounds of thrust supporting the heavy-lift capabilities and mission objectives of the SLS rocket and Artemis.

Northrop Grumman will continue to boost SLS through 2031, and also help protect astronauts with the abort motor and attitude control motor for the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system atop the SLS rocket. Additionally, the company supports Artemis by providing the Habitation and Logistics Outpost module for NASA’s Gateway and is internally developing a lunar terrain vehicle which supports human and robotic exploration of the moon and beyond.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.

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