Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Perform Successfully During Boeing’s Starliner Pad Abort Test
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“Providing safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the
In the event of a launch anomaly during the early stages of ascent, four
During today’s test, the Starliner service module demonstrated its ability to separate itself from a simulated launch vehicle and propel itself and the crew module approximately one mile high and one mile downrange, and then separate from the crew module in a controlled manner.
“Today’s successful pad abort test for Starliner paves the way for safely launching our astronauts from American soil once again,” added Drake.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is a next-generation space capsule designed to carry humans and scientific research to and from low-Earth orbit, including the
Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.