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Ares I  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Maiden Flight: 2012
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Ares I-X
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems (First stage), Boeing (Upper stage) and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (Second stage (upper engine))
Parent System: Ares
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Ares V
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Description: Ares is a launch system family designed to meet NASA's needs for next-generation crew (Orion) and cargo vehicles. So far, Ares family includes Ares I crew launch vehicle and Ares V cargo launch vehicle. Both vehicles are designed to carry payloads into low Earth Orbit. Once there, these payloads will make possible to travel to the Moon and Mars.

Basically, Ares I is a two-stage rocket based on a single five-segment reusable solid rocket booster, a derivative of the Space Shuttle's solid rocket booster, for the first stage. A liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen J-2X engine derived from the J-2 engine used on Apollo's second stage will power the crew exploration vehicle's second stage. The Ares I can lift more than 55,000 pounds to low Earth orbit. On December 7, 2005, NASA selected ATK as the prime contractor for the first stage thank to its know-how and capabilities gained at the space shuttle program. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne was selected as the second stage provider on June 8, 2006.

The Orion/Ares space exploration program was cancelled by President Barack H. Obama in early 2010 due to program cost's escalation.

Ares I Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Height: 100 meter (3,937 inch)
Payload to LEO: 55,000 pound (24,948 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Ares I News

There are 15 news between
13 Apr 2007 and 28 Oct 2009
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009NASA Successfully Completes First Ares I-X Flight Test
Tuesday, October 20, 2009Roll Out of Ares I-X Space Launch System
Thursday, November 20, 2008NASA and Industry Team Successfully Test Orion Launch Abort Motor
Wednesday, November 19, 2008Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Critical Design Review on J-2X Rocket Engine
Thursday, October 16, 2008ATK and USA Announce Agreement on Ares I Subcontract Work
Monday, June 23, 2008ATK Conducts First of a Series of Tests for the Ares I-X First Stage Separation System
Monday, March 31, 2008Boeing and Orion Propulsion Sign NASA Mentor-Protege Agreement
Friday, February 15, 2008Boeing, Other Ares I Upper Stage Contractors Sign Associates Agreement
Wednesday, December 12, 2007Boeing Selected to Build Instrument Unit Avionics for Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle
Wednesday, November 7, 2007ATK Selects Avionics Contractor for Ares I First Stage

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