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Grundlagt 1982. Ansatte: 1.800. DESCRIPTION: Orbital Sciences is
known primarily for manufacturing and deploying satellites and
launch vehicles. It also sells satellite-based products and
services. DEVELOPMENTS: Orbital was dealt a major blow in September
when a rocket launch failed and two satellites fell into the Indian
Ocean. Despite that setback, the company has won major new
contracts. Orbital was recently awarded a contract valued at about
$425 million from Boeing Co. to develop a booster rocket for a
ground-based missile-defense program. The development contract runs
through September 2007 and could lead to a contract for about 70
rockets valued at as much as $535 million through 2010. The company
plans to conduct 16 to 18 space missions in 2002.
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