From Cygnus to CDFF: Building the Foundation of a New Economy in Low Earth Orbit

Day: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 10:55 - 11:25 CEST
Location: Room N01, Level 3, Hall 7, Paris Convention Centre

Today Northrop Grumman is providing commercial cargo resupply and logistics services to the International Space Station with its Cygnus spacecraft. Building on this proven technology, we are building the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) for NASA's Gateway that will serve as a staging point for lunar surface exploration and has extensibility towards destinations beyond the moon. Northrop Grumman is employing the experience gained from Cygnus and HALO to design a safe, reliable and cost-effective commercial free-flying space station in low Earth orbit under a NASA Space Act Agreement for the Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Development program.

Northrop Grumman’s vision for its space station will continue the work of the International Space Station (ISS), while expanding across multiple markets to provide optimized and tailored support for a new commercial economy. Northrop Grumman envisions an accessible marketplace in space that includes the potential for scientific activities, tourism and more.

This session will explore how Northrop Grumman’s concept for a safe, reliable and cost-effective commercial space station employs trusted, adaptable technology from its ongoing human spaceflight and space operations program to enable more affordable, future civil and commercial missions that can aid in the creation and sustainment of a vibrant LEO economy.

This session is organized by:



Director, Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation

United States


Director, Strategy and Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation

United States