NASA Invites Media to Final Orion Jettison Motor Test in Huntsville, Alabama
On August 28, Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tested the jettison motor at the Redstone Test Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The jettison motor is one of three motors on the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system (LAS) and performs the critical task of separating the LAS structure from the spacecraft to allow crew members to continue on their journey during a normal launch sequence, or enables the spacecraft to deploy its parachutes for a safe landing after an abort scenario.
Media are invited to witness the final test for a motor on the launch abort system of NASA’s Orion spacecraft prior to the first crewed Artemis missions to the Moon. The test will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Redstone Test Center in Huntsville, Alabama.