Orion Launch Abort System Funding Halt

Funding for Orion Launch Abort System To Cease April 30, Space News

"Orbital Sciences Corp. is warning subcontractors supporting development of a launch abort system for NASA's Orion crew capsule that funding for the effort will cease April 30, according to industry sources and documents. In an April 20 letter to Minneapolis-based Alliant TechSystems (ATK), one of two companies developing motors for the Orion Launch Abort System, Orbital said Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver would restrict funding for the effort by the end of April."

NASA TV Provides Coverage Of New Launch Abort System Test

"NASA Television will provide live coverage of the May 6 launch of the Pad Abort 1 flight test. The broadcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT from the launch site at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M."

Keith's note: Hmm ... I wonder how will this test can proceed if contractor funding has been stopped a week prior to the actual test? Stay tuned.

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