Northrop Grumman Orbital ATK Tour


One of America's premiere launch contractors, Orbital ATK's Gilbert Satellite Manufacturing Facility will be opened to a limited number of visitors  for a tour of their facilities and insights into the complex world of launch vehicle construction, preparation, and operations. 

TOUR DATE:  Thursday, August 2, 2018

​Depart Hyatt Regency by bus and return later in the afternoon. Cost is $20 per person. Limited availability.


NOTE:  Registration for this tour closes at midnight eastern time on Friday, June 15, 2018.

3 Course Luncheon @ Du Jour, AZ Culinary Institute, Scottsdale


Join us for a 3-course gourmet lunch on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Du Jour, a “teaching restaurant” affiliated with the prestigious AZ Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Priced at an extremely reasonable $20, the lunch will include an appetizer, choice of entrée (beef, fish or chicken), and for dessert – the Pastry Chef’s “lesson of the day”, as well as your choice of iced tea or coffee.  Price includes taxes AND gratuities.

TOUR DATE:  Thursday, August 2, 2018

Depart the Hyatt Regency @ 7:30am and return at approximately 4pm. Cost is $50 plus $15 for a box lunch if requested.(NOTE: Last date to order the Box Lunches is July 29, 2018.)

PIMA AIR & Space MUSEUM


One of the most amazing collections of vintage aircraft in the country, PIMA is home to a number of unusual, special, and famous flying machines. The collection is spread out over acres of indoor and outdoor displays and has to be seen to be believed!


​PASM exclusively runs tours to the AMARG (Boneyard). Advanced reservations are now required for the Boneyard tour. All guests interested in taking this tour must have made a reservation and received a security clearance in advance. The security clearance will be given by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from information collected at the time of reservation. Reservations must be made 10 business days in advance of the desired tour date, and can be made up to 90 days in advance.  See the PASM Boneyard Tour page for a link to the required form and other requirements.


Phoenix, Arizona   August 1 - August 4, 2018

TOUR DATE:  Friday, August 3, 2018

​Depart Hyatt Regency @ 8am and return at approximately 11am. Cost is $15 per person.

Northrop Grumman’s (formerly Orbital ATK’s) Satellite Manufacturing Facility (SMF) in Gilbert, Arizona is one of the largest spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T) facilities in the United States. The 135,000 square foot facility is one of the most advanced of its kind, able to simultaneously accommodate multiple spacecraft from board-level manufacturing through full system integration and test, all under one roof and on the ground floor. Completed in 2004, the facility is designed for efficient AI&T of highly reliable, but affordable spacecraft to 62 feet in length. It also has the flexibility to accommodate security requirements for multiple Government regulations/directives. Six spacecraft have been produced in this facility and successfully launched in support of missions for commercial Earth imaging, space science, and military technology demonstrations. Orbital ATK is currently under contract for the production of three additional spacecraft types for NASA and 81 spacecraft for Thales Alenia.

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