Ares I | Ares I-X

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Ares I Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Ares I rocket as part of the Ares I-X mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission was on Mon Sep 28th 2009 11:30 AM from Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ares I and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Ares I-X

The Ares I-X vehicle used in the test flight was similar in shape, mass, and size to the planned configuration of later Ares I vehicles, but had largely dissimilar internal hardware consisting of only one powered stage. Ares I vehicles were intended to launch Orion crew exploration vehicles. Along with the Ares V launch system and the Altair lunar lander, Ares I and Orion were part of NASA's Constellation Program, which was developing the spacecraft for U.S. human spaceflight after the Space Shuttle fleet was retired.

Location

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Ares I

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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