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Pad Abort 1 Pathfinder Vehicles
04.16.10
 
JSC2009-E-219059 -- Orion stacking process practice
JSC2009-E-219059 (24 Sept. 2009) --- One of a series of photos documenting pad operations at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Using mock-up components, technicians practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden Flight Research Center, Calif., where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. Photo credit: U.S. Army

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JSC2009-E-158813 -- Crossroads of Mars Drive and Orion Avenue JSC2009-E-158813 (28 August 2009) --- At the crossroads of Mars Drive and Orion Avenue at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range, the LC-32 East Launch Complex and its gantry are visible in the background. The 92-acre launch complex will serve as the test site for abort flight tests of the Orion crew exploration vehicle. Photo credit: U.S. Army

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JSC2009-E-218749 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218749 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218752 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218752 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218754 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218754 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218814 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218814 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218816 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218816 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218826 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218826 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218831 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218831 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218841 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218841 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218859 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218859 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218863 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218863 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218888 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218888 (23 Sept. 2009) --- Using mock-up components, technicians at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden, where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

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JSC2009-E-218889 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218889 (23 Sept. 2009) --- One of a series of photos documenting pad operations at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Using mock-up components, technicians practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden Flight Research Center, Calif., where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. Photo credit: U.S. Army

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JSC2009-E-218901 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-218901 (23 Sept. 2009) --- One of a series of photos documenting pad operations at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Using mock-up components, technicians practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden Flight Research Center, Calif., where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. Photo credit: U.S. Army

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JSC2009-E-219005 -- Functional tests of Orion crew module JSC2009-E-219005 (24 Sept. 2009) --- Functional tests of the crew module are conducted at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico in preparation for the Pad Abort-1 launch abort system flight test in 2010. The Orion flight test vehicle interface van is also visible. For the PA-1 flight test, it will be the closest electronics interface and connected directly to the vehicle.

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JSC2009-E-219018 -- Orion stacking process practice JSC2009-E-219018 (24 Sept. 2009) --- One of a series of photos documenting operations which could be previews of the not-too-distant future at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Workers there are greeted by a sunrise scene on Sept. 24. Using mock-up components, technicians practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware. The crew module was integrated with the PA-1 test separation ring and launch stand. The launch abort system, crew module and separation ring were developed at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The launch stand and pad were developed at Dryden Flight Research Center, Calif., where crew module systems were integrated. Dryden is leading the launch abort flight tests effort for the Orion Project Office, managed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. Photo credit: U.S. Army

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JSC2009-E-219182 -- Preparations for Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test JSC2009-E-219182 (29 Sept. 2009) --- Technicians detach mock-up components, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after they practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware.

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JSC2009-E-219185 -- Preparations for Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test JSC2009-E-219185 (29 Sept. 2009) --- Technicians detach mock-up components, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after they practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware.

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JSC2009-E-219187 -- Preparations for Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test JSC2009-E-219187 (29 Sept. 2009) --- Technicians detach mock-up components, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after they practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware.

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JSC2009-E-219216 -- Preparations for Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test JSC2009-E-219216 (29 Sept. 2009) --- Technicians detach mock-up components, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after they practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware.

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JSC2009-E-219218 -- Preparations for Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test JSC2009-E-219218 (29 Sept. 2009) --- Technicians detach mock-up components, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after they practiced the stacking process that will one day be involved in mating the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module hardware.

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