ORBITAL SCIENCES CORPORATION
Sector: Aerospace and Defense
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Orbital Sciences Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and operation of small rockets and space systems for the U.S. department of defense and other U.S. government agencies, as well as for commercial and scientific customers. The company operates in three segments: Launch Vehicles, Satellites and Related Space Systems, Transportation Management Systems. The Launch Vehicles segment develops and produces interceptor launch vehicles, suborbital launch vehicles, and space launch vehicles; and designs and demonstrates launch vehicle technologies for advanced space and suborbital programs. The Satellites and Related Space Systems segment designs and manufactures spacecraft, including low-earth orbit and geosynchronous earth orbit satellites, and planetary spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific, military, and technology demonstration missions. This segment also designs and manufactures various other advanced space systems, including satellite command and data handling, attitude control, and structural subsystems for various government and commercial customers. In addition, it provides a range of space-related technical services, including specialized space-related analytical, engineering, and production services for the U.S. government agencies. The Transportation Management Systems segment develops and produces fleet management systems that are used primarily by metropolitan mass transit operators in the United States. Orbital Sciences was co-founded by David W. Thompson in 1982. The company is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia.