New Generation
30" x 40" oil (1992)
Orbital ATK


A small, expendable launch vehicle is propelled from the launch pad by a CASTOR 120® rocket motor. The versatile, 117,000 pound CASTOR 120 motor by Thiokol Propulsion, can be used as a first stage or upper stage motor, or as a strap-on booster for various vehicle configurations. This new generation of rocket motors builds upon the history of reliability and performance demonstrated by Thiokol Propulsion's Castor and STAR motors. Some potential CASTOR 120 motor applications are depicted in the background.

Artist's Note: The caption reflects the 1992 timeframe.


Many of the Orbital ATK paintings are available as high quality prints through Orbital ATK, MS PUBS, PO Box 707, Brigham City, Utah 84302. While not normally available to the general public, the prints are available to military units, aerospace organizations and industry representatives. Reproduced with permission of Orbital ATK. Unauthorized use of this image is strictly forbidden.