Ares 1-X Test Flight Launched After Weather Delays
[Satellite TODAY 10-29-09] NASA launched the Ares 1-X test flight after several delays , NASA announced Oct. 28.
The prototype rocket, originally scheduled for launch Oct. 27, was designed to fly for two minutes before its first-stage booster burns out. Following the test, NASA will recover the booster from the Atlantic Ocean for research and analysis.
The $445 million Ares 1-X constellation program hopes replace the Space Shuttle after its retirement and send astronauts to the International Space Station, the moon and eventually, Mars pending approval from the Obama administration, which has yet to make a decision on Ares funding.
Last-Minute Ares Test Cancellation Caused by Faulty Hydraulic Valve Satellite Today August 31, 2009
[Satellite TODAY 08-31-09] Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) delayed a test firing on Thursday for NASA s Ares launch vehicle due to a mechanical failure, NASA announced Aug. 27.
Senators Warning: Changes In Ares I Rocket Program Must Undergo Congressional Review SMD Report June 29, 2009
Obama Must Complete All Shuttle Missions, Even If That Means Funding, Flights In Fiscal 2011; And Don’t Fund Shuttle Flights By Short-Changing Other Programs Senate Bill Lashes NASA For Procurement Cost Overruns, Delays; Space Agency Must Tighten…
Atlas V Solid Rocket Motor Test Succeeds SMD Report June 22, 2009
An Atlas V solid rocket motor passed a burst test, a contractor reported. The burst test and re-qualification of the upgraded Atlas V Solid Rocket Motor composite case was conducted at an Aerojet test facility in Rancho Cordova, Calif.