As the industry leader in small- and medium-class space and rocket systems, Orbital provides a complete set of reliable, cost-effective products. Our satellites include geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) satellites for communications and broadcasting, low Earth orbit (LEO) spacecraft that perform remote sensing and scientific research, spacecraft used for national security missions, and planetary probes to explore deep space. Our launch vehicles rockets that transport satellites into orbit, interceptor booster vehicles deployed to protect against enemy missile attack, and target rockets used to test missile defense systems. Orbital is also entering an exciting new era of human space flight supplying commercial cargo resupply services for the International Space Station using our new Taurus® II rocket and Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft. In addition, Orbital provides full service engineering, production and technical services for NASA, DoD, commercial and academic space programs.
Orbital's fundamental purpose is to create outstanding value for our customers by providing innovative, reliable, and affordable small space systems that enable or enhance space and defense operations. Guided by this basic goal, we also seek to generate attractive financial returns for our investors, challenging and rewarding careers for our employees, and positive business opportunities for our suppliers and partners. By leading the way towards more dependable and affordable space technology, Orbital strives to help our customers make space applications - in national defense, commercial communications, scientific exploration, and other areas - more beneficial and accessible to millions of people on Earth.
The company's business strategy is based on four principles: clear market focus, product line breadth, technical excellence and cost efficiency. First, we focus our business on customers whose applications can be best served by smaller space and rocket systems, which have grown to be an important part of the $100 billion global space industry. Second, we develop and manufacture a complete set of advanced lightweight satellites and comparable launch vehicles that are responsive to our customers' needs. Third, we emphasize creative yet thorough design and engineering along with meticulous purchasing, production and testing, to assure the highest safety and reliability for our space products. And finally, we rely on a strong company culture and disciplined management systems that stress cost consciousness and efficient use of resources.
I hope you find the information about Orbital on our web site to be useful. Please do not hesitate to contact our operating group leaders, business development managers, investor or public relations specialists, and human resource professionals if you would like to learn more about our company.
David W. Thompson
Chairman and CEO
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