Orion Ground Test Vehicle Arrives during Kennedy
The Orion Ground Test Vehicle arrived during NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Operations Checkout (OC) Facility on Apr 21. The car trafficked some-more than 1,800 miles from Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Facility nearby Denver, Colo., where it successfully finished a array of severe acoustic, modal and quivering tests that unnatural launch and spaceflight environments.
The belligerent exam car will now be used for pathfinding operations during a OC in credentials for a Orion spaceflight exam vehicle’s attainment this summer. The spaceflight car is now being built during NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., and is slated for NASA’s Exploration Flight Test, or EFT-1, in 2014.
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