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Friday, 13 February 2009 13:49

The roll control system modules for the Ares I-X rocket arrived in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The system is designed to perform a 90-degree roll after the rocket clears the launch tower, preventing a roll during flight and maintaining the orientation of the rocket until separation of the upper and first stages. Part of the upper stage simulator, the system module is composed of two modules and four thrusters. Ares I-X is the test vehicle for the Ares I, which is part of the Constellation Program to return astronauts to the moon and beyond. Ares I-X is targeted for launch in July 2009.

 

 

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