NASA TV - Pad Abort Test 1

AmericaSpace Update II: Even better news from the test, the expected touchdown velocity was 33 feet-per-second but the actual touchdown was at 24 feet-per-second. The total flight-time was 1:35.

AmericaSpace Update: The early results are that the flight was nominal, 3,386 ft apogee and 6,919 ft downrange, both higher and farther downrange than planned, which implies the LAS motor is a bit more powerful than predicted. Narrator is saying that the flight was spot-on.

If you want to see the Constellation Program’s Orion Pad Abort (PA) Test, check-out NASA – NASA TV.






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