NASA Is Shifting Ares 1-Y Launch To 2013 (Again)

NASA Directs Contractor To Adopt Ares and Orion Launch Date Postponements, SpaceRef

"On 16 January 2008, Constellation Program Manager Jeff Hanley issued an internal agency memo wherein he asked a lot of people to adopt a series of Ares and Orion launch date slips. Most significantly, he said that Ares 1-Y would shifted 12 months from September 2012 to September 2013.

All of this arm waving and denials aside, it would seem that Jeff Hanley knew what was going to happen - eventually. NASA sent Lockheed Martin a letter on 1 July 2008 asking that the company "develop a NTE value" for the several changes. One change was to ..."

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