NASA and ATK Successfully Test Ares First Stage Motor
October 16, 2009
Data collected during the test from 650 data channels will be used to evaluate the motor's performance. This test and those that follow will provide engineers with valuable information as they develop the safest and most reliable motor possible for NASA's next generation rocket. DM-1 is managed by the Ares Projects at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The stationary test firing was conducted by ATK Space Systems, a division of Alliant Techsystems of Brigham City, Utah, the prime contractor for the Ares I first stage.
Topics: Technology Internet, Alliant Techsystems, Project Constellation, Human spaceflight, Thiokol, Ron Dittemore, Ares, Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle, Ares I, Space Shuttle program, Marshall Space Flight Center, ATK Space Systems