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Orion Moves to Space Launch Complex 37

November 15th, 2014

By Linda Herridge NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center NASA’s Orion spacecraft moved Nov. 11 from the Launch Abort System Facility (LASF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) on Nov. 12 in preparation for its upcoming flight test. The assembled Orion […]

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EFT-1 Orion completes assembly and conducts FRR

November 3rd, 2014

The stars are aligning for the December 4 debut mission of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, following the completion of the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) – albeit with three “actions” to satisfy ahead of flight. The vehicle also completed all assembly tasks and is almost ready to meet up with her Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle for the key test flight of NASA’s deep space exploration crew transport.

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NASA Meets Milestone on Path to Launching its Space Launch System in 2017

October 20th, 2014

Successful testing of ATK’s launch abort motor igniter means we are one step closer to launching NASA’s Space Launch System in 2017. The igniter will undergo one more test as ATK prepares for the launch abort motor Critical Design Review next year. The ATK launch abort motor is part of the system that will carry the crew to safety if any anomalies occur during launch.

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