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Photo Gallery: Orbital ATK QM-2 solid rocket booster test

PROMONTORY, Utah — Orbital ATK and NASA test fired one of the Dulles, Virginia-based firm’s massive five-segment solid rocket boosters on June 28, 2016, at 9:05 a.m. MDT (11:05 EDT / 15:05 GMT). The cold soak test was the second and final under the Qualification Motor series of tests. These boosters should next light up in late 2018 with the maiden flight of NASA’s new super-heavy-lift Space Launch System.


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