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NASA is a step closer to the first test flight of the rocket that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of the agency's Constellation Program. The simulated crew module and launch abort system, whcih will complete the nose of the Ares 1-X rocket, arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Jan. 28. The flight will be an important step towards verifying analysis tools and techniques needed to develop Ares 1, NASA's new crew launch vehicle.
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Constellation, What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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The roll control system modules for the Ares 1-X rocket arrived in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The system is designed to perform a 90-degree roll after the rocket clears the launch tower, preventing a roll during flight and maintaining the orientation of the rocket until separation of the upper and first stages. Part of the upper stage simulator, the system is composed of two modules and four thrusters. Ares 1-X is the test vehicle for the Ares 1,...
Topics: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, What -- Constellation, What -- Moon, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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The second of two roll control system modules for the Ares 1-X was installed April 29 into the rocket's interstage. The work took place inside the Vehicle Assembly building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The system is designed to perform a 90-degree roll after the rocket clears the launch tower, preventing a roll during flight and maintaining the orientation of the rocket until separation of the upper and first stages. Part of the upper stage simulator, the system is composed of two...
Topics: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, What -- Constellation, What -- Moon, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...