July 28, 2014 3:46 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of ATK Space Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

ATK Space Systems, Inc. manufactures propellant and pressurant tanks for the space industry. It offers propellant tanks containing elastomeric diaphragms and propellant management devices, pressurant tanks, xenon tanks, motor cases, and integrated tank and structures. ATK Space Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Pressure Systems, Inc. and changed its name to ATK Space Systems, Inc. in October 2005. The company was founded in 1963 and is based in Commerce, California. ATK Space Systems, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC.

6033 East Bandini Boulevard

Commerce, CA 90040

United States

Founded in 1963





Key Executives for ATK Space Systems, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 65
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Age: 62
Group Vice President of Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems
Age: 70
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for Spacecraft Systems and Engineering Services
Age: 63
Vice President of Spacecraft Systems & Services Business
Age: 68
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ATK Space Systems, Inc. Key Developments

ATK Space Systems, Inc. Announces Lay Offs

ATK Space Systems, Inc. announced it is laying off another 150 people because of the continuing cutbacks in its programs servicing NASA and other government contractors. 140 of those laid off are from Utah, including 90 who volunteered to be laid off. The layoffs are across ATK's entire corporate structure, including its facilities in Utah, Mississippi and Ohio.

NASA's Space Technology Program Selects Deployable Space Systems and ATK Space Systems, Inc. for Contract Negotiation to Develop Advanced Solar Array Systems

NASA's Space Technology Program has selected Deployable Space Systems and ATK Space Systems, Inc. for contract negotiation to develop advanced solar array systems. High-power solar electric propulsion, where the power is generated with advanced solar array systems, is a key capability required for extending human presence throughout the solar system. The selected proposals offer innovative approaches to the development of next-generation, large-scale solar arrays and associated deployment mechanisms. These advanced solar arrays will drastically reduce weight and stowed volume when compared to current systems. They also will significantly improve efficiency and functionality of future systems that will produce hundreds of kilowatts of power. These advanced solar arrays could be used in future NASA human exploration and science missions, communications satellites and a majority of other future spacecraft applications. This solicitation involved a competitive selection process and covers two acquisition phases. Under Phase 1, Deployable Space Systems and ATK Space Systems will develop their solar array system technology during the next 18 months. With successful completion of Phase 1 the two companies, as well as other offerors who can demonstrate a comparable degree of technical maturity, will compete for a Phase 2 award to demonstrate their technologies in space. The intent of Phase 2 is to prove flight readiness through an in-space demonstration of an advanced, modular and extendable solar array system. During Phase 1, Deployable Space Systems and ATK Space Systems also will design, analyze and test a scalable solar array system capable of generating more than 30kW of Power. In addition, the Phase 1 teams will identify the most critical technological risks of extending their concept to 250kW or greater power levels. Phase 1 awards range between approximately $5 million and $7 million.

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