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Ascent Abort-2

Orion Test Booster

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ascent Abort-2

Type: Test Flight

Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) is a scheduled test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

Mission patch for Ascent Abort-2

Location

Space Launch Complex 46

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

851 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Orion Abort Test Booster – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Diameter: 5.5 m

The Orion Abort Test Booster was manufactured by National Aeronautics and Space Administration with the first launch on 2019-07-02. Orion Abort Test Booster has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. The Orion Abort Test Booster is a small solid rocket launcher developed by Northropp Grumman.

It uses a single stage Peacekeeper missile first stage motor [SR118] inside an Aero-Shell to replicate the Orion Service Module 5.5 meter diameter.

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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