Northrop Grumman heralds converted adapter rings as rideshare solution for military payloads

Published by Spaceflight Now on 01/13/2023 UTC

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Space Force say converted launch vehicle payload adapter rings, upgraded with power and propulsion to create full-fledged satellites, are proving effective in more rapidly delivering military instruments and sensors to orbit. The fifth such mission is set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket Saturday.

Continue Reading >