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Successful Development Test for the Orion Launch Abort System Motor


Very exciting the successful development Test for the Orion Launch Abort System Motor by Orbital ATK. Test demonstrates attitude control motor design meets human-rated requirements.
In effect, Orbital ATK has completed another milestone in the development of the Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS). The successful ACM test demonstrated the motor’s power to steer the LAS during a mission-abort scenario.

One can also observe that, this recent test is part of a design, analysis and test series focused on qualifying the ACM for crewed-flight missions. Initial data from the test show the motor is very capable of fulfilling its critical role in the Launch Abort System.
 

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