ATK lands $50M engineering contract from NASA

NASA has awarded Alliant Techsystems, formerly based in Minnesota, a $50 million contract, the Star Tribune reports. The global aerospace and defense company will help develop a lithium-ion battery-powered electric thrust vector control system; a high-performance propellant; a lightweight composite rocket motor case; and an advanced nozzle for NASA's Space Launch System program.
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NASA has awarded Alliant Techsystems, formerly based in Minnesota, a $50 million contract, the Star Tribune reports. The global aerospace and defense company will help develop a lithium-ion battery-powered electric thrust vector control system; a high-performance propellant; a lightweight composite rocket motor case; and an advanced nozzle for NASA's Space Launch System program.

ATK is now based in Virginia, but still operates several facilities in the Twin Cities metro.

To read the company's news release, click here.

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