Posts Tagged ‘Ares I-X’

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Water on the Moon, Ares I-X, Logistics on ISS – Future Aspirations Mark 2009


If the first half of 2009 for NASA demonstrated the agency’s unwavering attention to safety, NASA not only continued that trend – upholding the utmost safety standards in…

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Ares team pressing forward with plans for Ares I-X Prime flight, for now


Despite apparently failing to be short listed for President Obama’s upcoming decision on the forward path for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, the Ares I teams are pushing…

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Pad 39B suffers substantial damage from Ares I-X launch – Parachute update


Pad workers have begun to evaluate what is being described as substantial heat damage to Pad 39B, following the launch of Ares I-X. Meanwhile, the damage to Ares…

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Ares I-X launches – managers claim successful test flight


Ares I-X has launched on the second attempt at 11:30am Eastern, and although the First Stage and the Upper Stage Simulator (USS) appeared to recontact after separation (later confirmed that…

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Ares I-X fails to beat weather for opening launch attempt


Ares I-X has seen its opening launch attempt scrubbed, following unacceptable weather conditions over the Pad. A few small gaps in the weather failed to coincide with the…

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Ares I-X passes FTRR for Tuesday launch – weekend simulation set


The first – and possibly the last – Ares rocket is set to launch on October 27, following clearance by the Agency Flight Test Readiness Review (FTRR) on…

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Under the spotlight: Ares I-X rolls out of VAB for test launch


A floodlit Ares I-X departed the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in the early hours of Tuesday, ahead of test launch of a new system that is under real…

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Ares I-X TVC retesting taking place – Range Safety Waiver overview


Engineers have replaced the faulty GN2 accumulator on Ares I-X’s Thrust Vector Control (TVC), ahead of rollout to Pad 39B, currently set to take place on Tuesday or…

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Ares I-X on track for rollout – Constellation set lunar summit date


Ares I-X is on track to rollout of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) on October 19 following the completion of several milestones and processing work relating to an…

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Ares I-X processing for rollout – HLV alternative continuing to make progress


With just three weeks to go until rollout to Pad 39B, Ares I-X is in the final series of checks inside the Vehicle Assembly Building’s High Bay 3….

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Ares I-X undergoing ordnance installation – I-X/STS-129 conflict evaluations


The Ares I-X test vehicle is continuing to undergo the business end of processing inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) – which includes the installation of its ordnance…

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MLAS abort test takes place as Ares I-X moves into stacking operations


The Max Launch Abort System (MLAS) has successfully carried out a pad abort test launch from NASA’s Wallops facility on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, back at the Kennedy Space…

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Constellation battle numerous Top Risks – Orion loses unmanned capability


The Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is undergoing further reductions in its capability – including the elimination of the vehicle’s unmanned ability – as Constellation managers attempt to resolve numerous issues ahead…

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Ares I-X slips to September 18 as processing edges towards stacking


The Ares I-X test vehicle is scheduled to begin stacking in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the end of the month, despite continued slips to the launch…

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Ares I-X delayed – Atlantis rollover to VAB completed ahead of dual pad option


The Constellation Program (CxP) test flight, Ares I-X, has slipped three weeks to a NET (No Earlier Than) July 31 – with the potential for more delays –…

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STS-125 stack set for VAB rollaround – waiting on May launch opportunity


With the Hubble mission still tracking a May launch date, the STS-125 stack – consisting of External Tank ET-130 and the twin Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) – will…

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STS-125/400 Single Pad option progress – aim to protect Ares I-X


Managers are closing in on facilitating a July launch date for Ares I-X, via a Single Pad option for STS-125’s mission to service Hubble and the supporting STS-400…

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STS-119: Interfacing the stack – Discovery preparing for S0008


Shuttle Discovery as the STS-119 stack will undergo the Shuttle Interface Test (S0008) on Sunday, although engineers had to work through issues with the mating of the orbiter/ET…

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Fleet processing involves holiday work – Giant crane dominates KSC skyline


Processing will continue on two orbiters through the Christmas holidays, with work required on both Discovery and Endeavour. Meanwhile, a huge crane has been built up to support…

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Milestone meeting in January to discuss STS-125’s Hubble launch date


Atlantis’ trip to service the Hubble Space Telescope remains on track for May, although another key milestone meeting is due in early January to discuss the status of…