Orion’s Launch Abort System Tested

Aerojet, a GenCorp, Inc.  company and a core propulsion provider for NASA’s
new space exploration vehicle, Orion, recently conducted an
internally-funded static firing of a key Launch Abort System component.
Orion’s Launch Abort System is a new capability that will allow the
astronaut crew to safely escape in the event of an emergency during launch.
Aerojet’s test of an abort motor reverse flow nozzle increases the
technical readiness of the Launch Abort System concept.