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Northrop Maintains OmegA Rocket Dev“™t Amid COVID-19; Charlie Precourt Quoted

Charlie Precourt
Charlie Precourt

Northrop Grumman is moving forward to continue tests of a new military-tailored launch vehicle in competition with Blue Origin, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, United Press International reported Monday.

The Northrop-made OmegA rocket is under assembly at a Utah-based facility where protectively clad personnel perform activities.

Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of propulsion systems at Northrop Grumman, said the company also implemented work-from-home arrangements for applicable roles.

“We“™re fortunate to be in a position where we can keep working, despite some problems with obtaining materials from our supply chain,“ Precourt said in an interview.

Northrop aims to have the rocket ready for a potential, initial launch mission in spring next year.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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