2010 Top 100

93: Orbital Sciences Corp.
Top 100 Revenue: $192,467,905
Defense Revenue: $119,941,395
Civilian Revenue: $72,526,510
2009 Revenue: $1.1 billion
2009 Earnings: $36.6 million
2008 Revenue: $1.2 billion
2008 Earnings: $61.3 million
Number of employees: 3600
Headquarters: Dulles, Va.
Website: http://www.orbital.com
Leadership: David W. Thompson, chairman and CEO
Ticker: ORB
Lines of business: Space launch vehicles, missile defense systems, satellites and related systems, advanced space systems and space technical services
Major customers: NASA, Air Force, Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Energy Department
Major contracts/projects: Orbital Sciences was awarded a contract in April 2010 by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for a spacecraft and airborne system support services contract valued at approximately $95 million over a five-year period. The contract was won by Orbital’s Technical Services Division, which is part of the company’s Space Systems Group. The work involves conducting prototype spacecraft and airborne system and subsystem research, analysis and development, as well as integration, testing, and data processing and documentation activities.