A growing market in the developing world for small satellites and demand for more capable orbital spacecraft like Darpa’s planned Phoenix testbed are behind ATK’s recent decision to broaden its line of small satellites. ATK’s Space Systems Division has built on its existing smallsats to offer spacecraft able to handle payloads weighing 15-1,700 kg (30-3,700 lb.), with life on orbit ranging from a year to 15 years. Company heritage for the new line includes NASA’s five Themis ...


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