spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Ares 1-X rolled out to pad
Posted: Wed, Oct 21, 2009, 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)
Ares 1-X rollout (NASA/KSC) NASA's Ares 1-X rocket, a suborbital prototype of the planned Ares 1 rocket, rolled out to the pad early Tuesday in advance of next week's launch. The 100-meter-tall rocket took about six hours to roll out from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Pad 39B, from where it's scheduled to launch on October 27 on a suborbital test flight. The rocket has a lower stage similar to that planned for the Ares 1, although with a four-segment solid rocket motor instead of the five-segment motor that Ares 1 will use, but a dummy upper stage. The test flight comes as NASA, the White House, and Congress debate the future of the exploration program, considering options that do not require the Ares 1.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
LauncherOne launches seven cubesats
Posted: Sat, Jan 15 10:58 AM ET (1558 GMT)


Indian government selects new head of ISRO
Posted: Sat, Jan 15 10:43 AM ET (1543 GMT)

news links
Sunday, January 16
Cadets connect with astronaut aboard the International Space Station
Colorado Springs Gazette — 8:39 am ET (1339 GMT)
Former spaceport official finds attorney for whistleblower suit
Santa Fe New Mexican — 8:33 am ET (1333 GMT)
Pebbles Before Mountains
NASA/JPL — 8:29 am ET (1329 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list