ATK’s Space Components division is manufacturing the distinctive "Mickey Mouse ears" solar arrays that will power NASA’s InSight Mars launder set for launch in 2016. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, prime contractor on the Discovery-class mission, awarded the ATK unit a contract for the arrays, which passed preliminary design review in February and are in production. The circular arrays also powered the 2008 Mars Phoenix Lander, and the design has potential applications ...


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