Rising Star
24" x 36" oil (1991)
Orbital ATK


A Space Shuttle-deployed communications satellite is about to be boosted into orbit by Thiokol's STAR™ motor. The STAR-series high performance space motors provide reliable propulsion for satellites, spacecraft, and launch vehicle upper stages.

Artist's Note: This is a departure from the normal depiction of viewing an event, actual or hypothetical. Actual vehicle altitudes and attitudes have been altered for illustration purposes.


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.