News Archive / Tagged: Launch Abort Motor
Northrop Grumman test fires astronaut protection systemJason RhianDecember 13th, 2018
Sending crews to destinations such as the Moon and Mars is not easy. As many within the space industry will tell you, one of the most harrowing times during these missions is the first few minutes of the flight. A test carried out today worked to make this tense period a little less stressful for […]
Five Seconds of Fury: Orbital ATK conducts test fire of Launch Abort MotorJason RhianJune 16th, 2017
PROMONTORY, Utah — With a brief flash of highly controlled power, Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK, along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, successfully conducted a test of a system designed to increase safety and to save lives.
SFI Live: QM-1 Launch Abort Motor test fireJason RhianJune 15th, 2017
PROMONTORY, Utah — Orbital ATK and NASA are planning to conduct a static test fire of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort Motor. The Qualification Motor 1 test is set to begin at 1 p.m. MDT and last for approximately five seconds. SFI will be on hand providing you with exclusive coverage from the T-97 viewing site about a half mile away. Tune into our Live Webcast starting at 12:30 MDT.
Orbital ATK poised to test Orion Launch Abort MotorJason RhianJune 14th, 2017
PROMONTORY, Utah — On Thursday, June 15, 2017, NASA, Orbital ATK, and Lockheed Martin are slated to carry out the first of three qualification ground tests (QM-1) of the Launch Abort Motor being developed for use on the space agency's Orion spacecraft.