NASA launches In-Flight Abort test of Orion Capsule

07/03/19 -

At the time of publish, NASA & Lockheed Martin are on target for NET 07/02/19 07:15EST launch of the AAT-2 Mission, which will be a critical hardware test for the Artemis Moon Mission. The Orion Crew Capsule, produced by Lockheed Martin, is set to be launched on top of the upcoming SLS Rocket and will feature a Tractor Launch Abort System in order to keep human passengers safe during the most critical moments of the flight profile. The AAT-2 mission will see a test article version of the Orion Spacecraft, integrated with a modified SR-118 Peacekeeper Missile to task the Launch Abort System in a realistic scenario.

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