Northrop Grumman’s GEM Solid Rocket Motors Help Power ULA’s Successful Launch


(PHOTO RELEASE) Five Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) solid rocket boosters helped power the successful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch of a national security payload today, designated SILENTBARKEKR / NROL-107, for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Forces Space Systems Command.

The boosters provided approximately 1.85 million pounds of thrust to propel ULA Atlas V rocket out of Earths gravity. The mission is critical to national defense and will improve space domain awareness and satellite threat intelligence. In addition to the upper stage propellant tanks supplied by the company, Northrop Grumman will continue to provide GEM 63 rocket motors to support ULAs Atlas V, and GEM 63XL rocket motors to help boost ULAs Vulcan rocket, scheduled for its first launch later this year.

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Northrop Grumman Names Kenny Robinson as Chief Diversity Officer


Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has named Kenny Robinson as vice president and chief diversity officer, effective May 31. Robinson will report to Kathy Warden, chair, chief executive officer and president, and will work closely with the company’s executive leadership team. He is succeeding Sandra Evers-Manly, who is retiring in June, after a 40-year career with Northrop Grumman. Robinson’s appointment continues the company’s strong commitment to a diverse workforce, an inclusive culture and a workplace that creates opportunity for everyone. 

Robinson will continue to advance Northrop Grumman’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy and programs, and the company’s corporate citizenship, DEI and ethics programs, as well as serve as president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation.

Robinson is currently vice president, Engineering and Sciences for a division in the Mission Systems sector. Previously, he led organizations within the company’s Space business. Robinson joined Northrop Grumman in 2007 following a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force, culminating as the commander, Global Positioning System Control Segment Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in applied management from Lesley University.

Northrop Grumman is a recognized champion of diversity, equity and inclusion and committed to driving positive change in our company and beyond. Diversity of thought and experience remain fundamental to Northrop Grumman’s values. Our most recent Sustainability Report providestransparency into our goals, initiatives and progress.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.