Orion Abort Test Booster

In-active

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

July 2, 2019

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
  • Diameter
    5.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    2200 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    9 km
Family
  • Name
    Orion Abort Test Booster
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Orion Abort Test Booster
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Government
Administrator: Bill Nelson
NASA 1958

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.

Orion Test Booster | Ascent Abort-2

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 2, 2019, 11 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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

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