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Ares I First Stage Motor Test Scrubbed

Published by Matt on Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:27 am via: source
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The stationary firing of the Ares five-segment solid motor, known as Development Motor 1, or DM-1, was scrubbed on Thursday, August 27 with twenty seconds left in the countdown. The investigation is still ongoing and ATK is targeting no earlier than Tuesday, September 1 for the motor test.

By choosing to scrub today we have not compromised any of the motor components and preserved the ability to execute a successful test and capture the data we need. Tuesday gives the test team enough time to determine the root cause and prepare the motor for testing.

The Ares Developmental Motor, or DM-1. Image credit: ATK

The Ares Developmental Motor, or DM-1. Image credit: ATK

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