Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ares I motor test scheduled

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. have rescheduled the test of the new first-stage solid rocket motor for the Ares I rocket. The static firing of the five-segment solid motor, designated development motor -1, is scheduled for Thursday at the ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The first firing attempt on Aug. 27 was scrubbed because of an anomaly with the ground test controller. (Source: NASA, 09/04/09)