Northrop: ‘Multiple billions’ in new space systems contracts, cautious about satellite servicing market

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Northrop Grumman Chief Executive Kathy J. Warden remains notably cautious about whether the company can leverage its successful demonstration of satellite life-extension technology into a regular satellite servicing business.

On a day when you’re announcing “restricted [classified] competitive prime contracts totaling multiple billions of dollars in aggregate” for the Space Systems division, in-orbit servicing all but disappears from view.

But unlike most of the Space Systems business, which is classified, Warden can speak openly about Northrop’s Space Logistics LLC, which . . .

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