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Dec 13, 2018

Success! Earlier today, we completed the second qualification test for the launch abort mo...

Success! Earlier today, we completed the second qualification test for the launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. The motor fired for 5 seconds with a force of just under 370,000 pounds and will be used to pull the crewed capsule away from NASA's Space Launch System in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent. The next major milestone for the motor will be the Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test (AA-2) that will take place in 2019. #NorthropGrumman
Dec 13, 2018

Northrop Grumman Completes Second Qualification Test of Launch Abort Motor for Orion Spacecraft

Earlier today, we completed the second qualification test for the launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. The motor fired for 5 seconds with a force of just under 370,000 pounds and will be used to pull the crewed capsule away from NASA's Space Launch System in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent. The next major milestone for the motor will be the Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test (AA-2) that will take place in 2019. Learn more about the motor here: bit.ly/2t2zvhY #NorthropGrumman
Dec 13, 2018

It’s test week! On Thursday, we will test fire our launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion Spa...

It’s test week! On Thursday, we will test fire our launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. This motor is an integral part of the Launch Abort System aboard the spacecraft. In the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent, the system will safely propel the crew module away from NASA's Space Launch System. Final preparations for the test are underway at our Promontory, Utah facility. We’re ready! Are you? #NorthropGrumman
Dec 13, 2018

In just over an hour, we will be testing the launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraf...

In just over an hour, we will be testing the launch abort motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Launch Abort System. Designed and built at our Promontory, Utah, facility, this motor will protect astronauts launching aboard NASA's Space Launch System in the event of an emergency. Be sure to tune in to the Orion Facebook page below at 10:55 MST/12:55 EST to watch the test live! #NorthropGrumman
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