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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
  • Orbit: Suborbital

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

Ascent Abort-2

Location


Space Launch Complex 46

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 46 has witnessed the launch of 6 rockets, including 5 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 46

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Orion Abort Test Booster

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.

Orion Abort Test Booster

Agency


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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