National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Orion Abort Test Booster

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 154 Failures: 4 Pending: 8

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Launch Vehicle


Orion Abort Test Booster

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The Orion Abort Test Booster is a small solid rocket launcher developed by Northropp Grumman. It uses a single stage Peacekeeper missile first stage motor [SR118] inside an Aero-Shell to replicate the Orion Service Module 5.5 meter diameter.

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Test Flight


Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) is a scheduled test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) of NASA's Orion spacecraft.

Launch Window


NET: July 2nd 2019 - 11:00 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL