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  • Mon, Oct. 17, 10:45 PM
    • Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) successfully launched an unmanned Antares rocket tonight with a cargo ship for the International Space Station, marking the booster's return to flight two years after a previous version exploded during liftoff.
    • The spacecraft blasted off from Wallops Island, Va., containing small satellites, supplies and science experiments for the space station, in OA’s sixth mission under a contract with NASA to deliver ~63K lbs. of cargo to the lab.
    • The rocket was powered by a pair of new Russian-built main engines that replaced older-design Russian hardware manufactured in the 1970s, after the last Antares launch in October 2014 ended in disaster a few seconds after liftoff.
    | Mon, Oct. 17, 10:45 PM | 2 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 13, 5:01 AM
    • After an earlier version blew up in October 2014, Orbital ATK's (NYSE:OA) new, larger Antares rocket is scheduled for lift-off on a cargo mission to the International Space Station at 21:13 ET from Wallops Island, Virginia.
    • It will be the sixth cargo mission to the ISS for Orbital ATK that will be packing about 2,400 kilograms of crew supplies and research gear inside its Cygnus spacecraft.
    • This map shows the regions of visibility for the nighttime launch.
    | Thu, Oct. 13, 5:01 AM
  • Tue, Aug. 16, 5:30 PM
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  • Wed, Aug. 10, 12:47 PM
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  • Wed, Aug. 10, 12:18 PM
    • Orbital ATK (OA -20.4%) plunges after saying it will miss the filing deadline for its most recent quarter and restate more than a year of results due to accounting issues.
    • OA says it had failed to meet cost-cutting targets at an ammunition plant it manages for the Army in Missouri that left it with up to $450M in losses rather than breaking even on the fixed-price contract won in 2012.
    • OA says it does not believe there was any fraud involved, CEO David Thompson said in a conference call after the company reported better than expected Q2 earnings but lowering full-year revenue guidance.
    | Wed, Aug. 10, 12:18 PM | 4 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 10, 11:16 AM
    • Cowen downgrades Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) to Market Perform from Outperform following the company's Q2 results.
    • The stock nosedived in early trade and is now down over 20%.
    | Wed, Aug. 10, 11:16 AM
  • Wed, Aug. 10, 9:17 AM
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  • Wed, Aug. 10, 7:33 AM
    • Adjusted net income of $79M, or $1.35 per diluted share vs. $58.8M, or $0.98 per diluted share in the same period a year ago.
    • Revenue by segment: Flight Systems -5.4%; Defense Systems +8.6%; Space Systems -10.8%.
    • Repurchased about $18M worth of stock and paid dividends of approximately $17M during the quarter.
    • Contract bookings of $1.6B; Firm backlog of $8.5B and total backlog of $15.2B.
    • Adjusted its guidance for 2016: Diluted EPS to $5.30-$5.50 (from $5.25-$5.50), on revenues of 4.45B-$4.5B (from $4.575B-$4.65B).
    • OA -3.8% premarket
    • Q2 results
    | Wed, Aug. 10, 7:33 AM | 19 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 10, 6:18 AM
    • Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA): Q2 EPS of $1.35 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $1.05B (-2.8% Y/Y) misses by $80M.
    • Shares -3.8% PM.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Aug. 10, 6:18 AM
  • Tue, Aug. 9, 5:30 PM
  • Tue, Aug. 9, 9:08 AM
    • Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) receives an $11M contract to provide sustained CLS services including all maintenance and support training for the modified aircraft fleet currently used by the Iraqi Air Force.
    • Additional options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $118M and extend the period of performance through 2020.
    | Tue, Aug. 9, 9:08 AM
  • Thu, Aug. 4, 8:35 AM
    • Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has received a $69M contract that exercises a second option from the U.S. government to produce artillery precision guidance kits for the military.
    • The projectiles allow battlefield commanders to safely employ artillery with greater accuracy and less risk of collateral damage.
    | Thu, Aug. 4, 8:35 AM | 5 Comments
  • Thu, Aug. 4, 5:25 AM
    • After six years of effort and about $30M in investments, space-exploration startup Moon Express has become the first commercial venture to get U.S. regulatory authorization for a mission beyond Earth's orbit.
    • The company expects to send a small robotic lander to the moon in late 2017, and eventually plans to send people there and may get involved in lunar mining.
    • The announcement has been closely watched across the burgeoning commercial-space industry: SPACE, BA, LMT, OA, OTCPK:MDDWF
    | Thu, Aug. 4, 5:25 AM | 15 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 3, 9:24 AM
    • Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) declares $0.30/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.39%
    • Payable Sept. 22; for shareholders of record Sept. 7; ex-div Sept. 2.
    | Wed, Aug. 3, 9:24 AM
  • Mon, Jul. 18, 11:20 AM
    • Orbital ATK (OA +1%) has entered into a $68M long-term aerospace supply agreement with FLY of Italy, a division of the Forgital Group.
    • FLY will supply the seamless metallic V-groove ring assembly for the composite fan containment case manufactured by Orbital ATK.
    | Mon, Jul. 18, 11:20 AM
  • Mon, Jul. 11, 10:37 AM
    • Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (OTC:THLEY) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica (OTCPK:FINMY), announces the signing of a new contract with Orbital ATK (OA +0.2%) to produce additional hardware for upcoming cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station.
    • Orbital is scheduled to complete 10 CRS-1 missions to the ISS before transitioning to launch cargo logistics missions under the CRS-2 contract in 2019.
    | Mon, Jul. 11, 10:37 AM