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First external test conducted in AEDC Space Threat Assessment TestbedFirst external test conducted in AEDC Space Threat Assessment Testbed
First external test conducted in AEDC Space Threat Assessment Testbed

Members of AEDC’s Space Threat Assessment Testbed (STAT) Test & Evaluation team install a microsatellite in the STAT chamber before conducting a test. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)
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Posted: 4/29/2015

Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testingTechnology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing
Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing

A technology project is taking place in Range G at AEDC to prepare for advanced hypersonic testing. Pictured here is the inside of the Range G impact and ballistic launch facility.
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Posted: 4/29/2015

AEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA OrionAEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA Orion
AEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA Orion

NASA's Orion spacecraft awaits the U.S. Navy's USS Anchorage for a ride home. Orion launched into space on a two-orbit, 4.5-hour test flight at 7:05 am EST on Dec. 5, and safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, where a combined team from NASA, the Navy and Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin retrieved it for return to shore on board the Anchorage. (U.S. Navy Photo)
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Posted: 1/12/2015

AEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA OrionAEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA Orion
AEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA Orion

NASA's Orion spacecraft awaits the U.S. Navy's USS Anchorage for a ride home. Orion launched into space on a two-orbit, 4.5-hour test flight at 7:05 am EST on Dec. 5, and safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, where a combined team from NASA, the Navy and Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin retrieved it for return to shore on board the Anchorage. (U.S. Navy Photo)
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Posted: 1/12/2015

AEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA OrionAEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA Orion
AEDC celebrates successful launch of NASA Orion

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at 7:05 a.m. EST, Dec. 5, in Florida. AEDC test teams supported Exploration Flight Test-1 by assisting in testing several key components for the aircraft. (Photo by Bill Ingalls, NASA)
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Posted: 1/12/2015

Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programsArc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs
Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. (AEDC Photo)
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Posted: 11/5/2014

AEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparationAEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparation
AEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparation

The Orion crew module, stacked atop its service module, moved out of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept 11. Orion was transported to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy where it will be fueled ahead of its December flight test. During the flight, Orion will travel 3,600 miles into space to test the spacecraft systems before humans begin traveling in Orion on future missions. (Photo by Dan Casper, NASA)
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Posted: 9/23/2014

AEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparationAEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparation
AEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparation

The Orion crew module and launch abort system model as it appeared in one configuration during the aerodynamic effects testing it underwent in Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s (AEDC) 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 9/23/2014

AEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparationAEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparation
AEDC support for NASA's Orion aids in first launch preparation

An Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle heat shield material sample model undergoes preproduction aerothermal testing in the H2 test facility as part of a facility validation and calibration run. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 9/23/2014

DebriSat: Data from DestructionDebriSat: Data from Destruction
DebriSat: Data from Destruction

The DebriSat, a non-functional full-scale representation of a modern satellite, is shown in the Range G target tank surrounded by "soft catch." (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)
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Posted: 5/13/2014

AEDC’s Large Rocket Motor Test Facility going strong after 20 yearsAEDC’s Large Rocket Motor Test Facility going strong after 20 years
AEDC’s Large Rocket Motor Test Facility going strong after 20 years

ATK’s CASTOR®30 was ground tested at AEDC in a specialized vacuum chamber that simulates the altitude at which the upper stage motor will operate. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 7/30/2013

AEDC’s Large Rocket Motor Test Facility going strong after 20 yearsAEDC’s Large Rocket Motor Test Facility going strong after 20 years
AEDC’s Large Rocket Motor Test Facility going strong after 20 years

The Peacekeeper Stage II ICBM rocket motor is prepared for the first validation motor firing in the J-6 rocket test cell in 1994. (AEDC photo)
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Posted: 7/30/2013

    

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