New safety-related work on Orion by Orbital ATK

April 7, 2015 8:34 PM

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The motor will provide steering control to the Lunch Abort System through the use of a solid propellant gas generator with eight valves around its 3-foot diameter to steer Orion as it moves away from the launch vehicle.

The motor can exert up to 7,000 pounds of steering force in any direction, the company said.

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