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NASA Completes Review Milestone for Ares I Launch Vehicle
01.04.07
 
Kim Newton
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256/544-0034

Photo release: 07-002


Artist concept of an Ares I launch + Large (3500 x 2635, 300 ppi)
+ Medium (572 x 516, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

A concept image of Ares I, NASA's crew launch vehicle that will carry the Orion capsule with its crews of four to six astronauts to Earth orbit. (NASA/MSFC)

Concept image of the Ares I Design Analysis Cycle 2 configuration + Large (1350 x 1060, 72 ppi)
+ Medium (516 x 405, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

A concept image of the Ares I Design Analysis Cycle 2 configuration. In the updated configuration, a common bulkhead between the Ares I upper stage liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks has been substituted for an intertank, thus shortening the vehicle. The thrust profile for the launch vehicle first stage also has been baselined. This means requirements have been established for how the solid propellant inside the five-segment reusable solid rocket booster burns during ascent. (NASA/MSFC)


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